A favorable result in the treatment of any disease completely depends on the doctor, and this is a fact that even the doctors themselves will confirm. The same applies to prostatitis, because this complex male disease requires a correct diagnosis and, in the future, complex and competent therapy.
It's hard to believe, but even the duration of treatment is completely up to the doctor. Inflammation of the prostate gland manifests itself in many ways, from urinary problems to high fever. If similar symptoms were noted and there is a suspicion of the presence of this disease, which doctor should I contact for prostatitis?
Urologist - doctor for the treatment of prostatitis.
So, if a man observes some problems in the genital area, as well as if there are "problems" in the functioning of the urinary system, he should contact only one doctor - a urologist. At the first appointment at the clinic, it is important to pay attention to how the doctor is doing his job, because the duration of the therapy and its final result will now depend on him.
In addition, if possible, it is advisable to consult several doctors of this specialization at the same time. But first, you'll need to run a series of studies to visit urologists' offices with out-of-the-box results.
How does a urologist diagnose prostatitis?
The first thing to expect from a urologist is the history. In other words, the doctor conducts a conversation with the patient, in which he clarifies some doubts about his personal life, including intimate, and asks in detail about all complaints and symptoms.
A more detailed examination of the patient will be necessary. Palpation is a way of examining a patient, during which the doctor determines the size, consistency, and sensitivity of the prostate gland. Based on this, the urologist can make a preliminary diagnosis of the presence of prostatitis.
To confirm the diagnosis, the doctor prescribes a series of studies. A blood and urine test is mandatory, often in addition to this, a secret is taken from the prostate gland to determine the amount of leukocytes, amyloid bodies and lecithin grains.
Analysis of the discharge from the urethral canal will help determine if the inflammation of the gland has affected the urethra. To do this, take a sample with a special probe with a tampon, which is inserted directly into the urethra.
To determine the nature of prostatitis and if an infectious etiology is suspected, a blood culture is performed. It will help to identify a group of pathogenic microorganisms that have settled on the body of a man.
Depending on the extent to which the doctor performs a complete examination and how many or few tests he prescribes, it can be concluded which doctor to contact for prostatitis: the urologist at the polyclinic at the place of registration or the one who works in another institution. . .
What other doctors are involved in treating prostatitis?
You already know which doctor to contact for acute or chronic prostatitis, but you should also know that not only a urologist will have to meet with a sick man.
Often in the treatment of inflammation of the prostate gland, physiotherapeutic methods are prescribed to influence the inflammatory process in the organ. So, for the procedures recommended by the urologist, the patient will meet with a physical therapist.
These procedures include:
- A magnetic field;
- Light therapy;
- microwave therapy;
- Laser therapy
An effective treatment regimen cannot be effective if steps are not taken to strengthen the immune system. This means that another doctor involved in treating prostatitis is an immunologist.
By the way, to the question of which doctor to turn to for chronic prostatitis, you can also answer an immunologist, but only after speaking with a urologist and carrying out blood and urine tests of the patient.
Inflammation of the prostate gland in this form requires the correct and smooth functioning of the immune system, and only an immunologist can prescribe the correct medications.
Problems in the genital area, especially with chronic prostatitis, often have a detrimental effect on a man's psyche. For him, the inability to lead a full sex life becomes comparable to the end of the world. There may be complexes for this, stress, anger and deep depression.
The psychotherapist generally not only has conversations with the patient, but also prescribes sedatives to help him cope with the depressive state and tune in to treatment.
The psychotherapist plays a special role in the treatment of prostatitis, since if the patient regains self-confidence and believes in recovery, it will come much faster.
If there is no urologist in the clinic, but there is an andrologist, you can contact him. He specializes exclusively in male diseases, which include inflammation of the prostate.