After the digital rectal exam, your doctor may perform prostatic massage. To do this test, your doctor will insert a gloved finger into your rectum and press firmly on your prostate. Your doctor will then collect urine or prostate secretion to look for bacteria or cells that point to inflammation (leukocytes). This test is easy to do and can help your doctor diagnose the cause of your prostatitis.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerChristopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
Current as ofJune 4, 2014
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