Advanced Health Assessment: Differentiation and Management of Prostatitis
Some of the presenting symptoms of Prostatitis includes regular pains while urinating, blood traces in the urine, fever, body aches, abdominal pains, urethral discharge and sexual dysfunction (Zhang, et al., 2015). Observations any of these symptoms would prompt a person to seek diagnosis from their doctor.
According to Bowen, Dielubanza and Schaeffer (2015), the assessment of prostatitis compared to other similar conditions reveals that the condition is different. Unlike other conditions, prostatitis mainly occurs among younger men aged less than 35 years and only non-infectious prostatitis could occur among the older men. The findings also determined that prostatitis is mainly caused by bacterial infections or other similar health conditions (Bowen, et al., 2015). On the other hand, medical researchers have been unable to determine what causes other similar conditions to prostatitis.
After observing the identified symptoms, the first intervention would be to see a doctor for further medical evaluation. The doctor might refer the patient to an urologist for specific assessment.
The confirmation of the diagnosis will be done through the analysis of a urine sample and having the examination of the prostate glands (Grayson, et al., 2015). The medical examination will involve conducting a rectal assessment to the prostate gland to determine the potential abnormalities with the glands.
The appropriate treatment would be the use of antibiotics and taking anti-inflammatory medications to effectively manage the pain.
6. Prostatitis Prescription
Patient Name Alan Kennedy Jr Date 23.12.2017
Name of drug dose and strength Quantity to dispense Number of refills
oflaxacin(RX), Floxin (200mg tablets) 10 2
How often to take the medicine?
2 tablets (400mg) each day for 10 days.
The followed-up appointment will be after two weeks. The plan on the follow-up visit is to determine the progress of the patient after taking the prescribed medication. The visit will seek to determine whether further diagnosis and treatment options are necessary.
Bowen, D. K., Dielubanza, E., & Schaeffer, A. J. (2015). Chronic bacterial prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome. BMJ Clinical Evidence, 2015.
Grayson, M. L., Macesic, N., Trevillyan, J., Ellis, A. G., Zeglinski, P. T., Hewitt, N. H., … & Frauman, A. G. (2015). Fosfomycin for treatment of prostatitis: new tricks for old dogs. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 61(7), 1141-1143.
Zhang, R., Sutcliffe, S., Giovannucci, E., Willett, W. C., Platz, E. A., Rosner, B. A., … & Wu, K. (2015). Lifestyle and risk of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome in a cohort of United States male health professionals. The Journal of Urology, 194(5), 1295-1300.