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CHRONIC PROSTATITIS; SYMPTOMATOLOGY AND THE IMPACT ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN A SRI LANKAN POPULATION

AUB Pethiyagoda* and K. Pethiyagoda

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Introduction: Chronic prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome affect men of all ethnicities and they experience considerable morbidity. Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross sectional study was conducted in the surgical unit and Genito-Urology clinic in Teaching Hospital Peradeniya from March 2010 to August 2012. Symptomatology and quality of life were evaluated with National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index, a nine-item tool were performed on patients who were clinically diagnosed with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome according to the National Institutes of Health definition. Results: Of the 90 study subjects (mean age of 37.1 ± 11.12 years) 55.55% (n=50) had symptoms of moderate severity while 27.77% (n= 25) had severe symptoms. 96.66% of the patients who were with chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome, has shown reduced quality of life. Conclusions: Pelvic pain, urinary symptoms and post ejaculatory pain were the commonest symptoms among Sri Lankan patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome who showed a broad age range. Furthermore, there is an adverse impact on their quality of life.

Keywords: Chronic prostatitis, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Symptomatology, Quality of life, Sri Lanka.


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