Prostatitis | Diagnosis & Tests

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How will my doctor know that I have prostatitis?

Your doctor may do a rectal exam and test urine samples to find out the cause. During a rectal exam, your doctor may check your prostate by putting a gloved, lubricated finger into your rectum to feel the back of your prostate gland.

Source

Treatment of Prostatitis by JJ Stevermer, M.D., M.S.P.H. and SK Easley, M.D. (American Family Physician May 15, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000515/3015.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00

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