Understanding the prostate fluid checklist is a helpful way to understand your condition.
As the largest accessory gonad of the male reproductive system, the prostate gland secretes 1/10-1/3 of the semen, which can protect, enhance sperm activity, and lubricate the urethra. Normal prostate fluid is a milky white serous fluid with a normal daily secretion of about 0.5 to 2.0 milliliters, and a total fat content of 280 mg/dl, of which phospholipid accounts for 65%, and lecithin is the main component. Under the microscope, the number of white blood cells per high-power field of view is within 10, and the full field of view of lecithin bodies is normal.
In patients with chronic prostatitis, the prostate fluid is slightly yellow and turbid in color or contains flocculent substances. Macrophages ingest a large amount of lipids, resulting in an increase in white blood cells in the prostate fluid. A diagnosis can be established if the number of white blood cells exceeds 10 per high-power field of vision. In severe cases, white blood cells can be seen in piles, while lecithin bodies decrease or disappear. "However, the examination results are often related to the amount and thickness of prostate fluid, whether there is any urinary tract infection or sample contamination. Therefore, the diagnosis of chronic prostatitis using prostate fluid microscopy should be repeated three times in a row to make the diagnosis more reliable.".
Sometimes, before performing prostate massage, a routine urine examination is performed. If there is no secretion flowing out after massage, a small amount of urine after massage can be taken for comparison. However, when counting white blood cells, the degree of dilution of prostate fluid should be multiplied by the corresponding multiple to ensure the correctness of the observation results.
Because the collected prostate fluid samples are generally two or three drops, these two or three drops of samples cannot fully reflect the true situation of the entire prostate gland. Due to the length of the male urethra and the volume of the urethral cavity, the amount of prostate fluid remaining in the urethral segment during massage is also considerable. Therefore, the sequence of massaged prostate sites is different, and the inflammatory performance of the prostate fluid is also different. Therefore, the initial two or three drops of fluid cannot fully reflect the overall appearance of the prostate. Therefore, when judging the therapeutic effect of prostatitis, it is not necessary to make a judgment based on only one chemical test result, but rather to do it several times more. Generally, it is recognized by urologists that the prostate fluid is checked for more than three normal times before it can be considered as cured.