■ Urodynamics—filling and voiding cystometry

◊ Measure bladder capacity

◊ Confirm reduced bladder compliance

◊ Exclude detrusor overactivity

■ Cystoscopy and biopsy

◊ Hunner's ulcer confirms diagnosis of IC

◊ Glomerulations (petechial hemorrhages) is very suggestive of IC

◊ Biopsies may support diagnosis of IC (and help exclude CIS)

(b) Prostate Pain Syndrome/Prostatitis

• Four types of prostatitis recognized:

■ Acute bacterial

■ Chronic bacterial

■ Chronic pelvic pain syndrome

◊ A: inflammatory—WBC in semen/EPS/VB3 urine

◊ B: non-inflammatory—no WBC in semen/EPS/VB3 urine

■ Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis (histological prostatitis)

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Dealing With Erectile Dysfunction

Dealing With Erectile Dysfunction

Whether you call it erectile dysfunction, ED, impotence, or any number of slang terms, erection problems are something many men have to face during the course of their lifetimes.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment