Chronic prostatitis is a common urogenital disease in men. The patient with the disease may have symptoms like frequent and urgent urination, pain and burning during urination, and painful sexual experience, which can deeply affect male physiological and mental health for a long time.
There are two main types of chronic prostatitis, which are chronic bacterial prostatitis and chronic non-bacterial prostatitis. The latter one is also known as prostate dysfunction. Through the symptoms that patients commonly have, doctor can roughly determine whether a patient has chronic prostatitis. To further explore the disease, laboratory examinations are needed.
1. Semen examination
When having chronic bacterial prostatitis, the patient's seminal fluid usually has a higher proportion of white blood cells than usual. However, it's difficult to use this method as a localization diagnosis for prostatitis.
2. Immunoglobulin examination
Normal prostatic fluid contains IgG and IgA. When having chronic bacterial prostatitis, IgG, IgA and IgE in prostatic fluid will be increased, and the increase of IgA is particularly obvious. After treatment, the immunoglobulin value can change along with the therapeutic effect, so the immunoglobulin examination can be used as an indicator to assist diagnosis and evaluate the therapeutic effect.
3. Zinc detection in prostatic fluid
There is an antimicrobial factor (PAF) in the prostate gland, the main component of which is zinc. Patients with chronic bacterial prostatitis have less zinc in the prostatic fluid. Besides, the decrease of zinc in prostatic fluid is not related to zinc level in the body.
4. The pH value determination in prostatic fluid
The pH value in normal prostate fluid is 6.5 to 6.8, while it is often greater than 7 in patients with chronic bacterial prostatitis.
5. B ultrasound
When having chronic bacterial prostatitis, the prostate capsule in patients usually has poor reflection, and in return, the internal reflection in the prostate gland will be weakened. B ultrasound can be used to analyze the reflection degree in infected prostate gland.
6. Urine flow rate examination
In recent years, it has been reported that the urine flow rate examination for patients with chronic bacterial prostatitis can be used to determine whether the pressure in urethra and bladder neck is increased. The examination can also demonstrate the changes of bladder's stability, compliance and contractility.
Clinically, chronic bacterial prostatitis ( specific pathogenic microorganism infection included ) accounts for about 30%, while the proportion of chronic non-bacterial prostatitis is almost 70%. If you are diagnosed with chronic prostatitis, you should get treated in time. Antibiotics are often used to treat bacterial prostatitis, but excessive medication can cause drug resistance.
Therefore, more and more people are recommended to take traditional Chinese medicine. Herbal medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill is a wise option for patients with chronic prostatitis, which has a powerful effect on eliminaing inflammation and improving male urogenital system. To better cure chronic prostatitis, sticking to taking the pill is rather necessary.
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