The etiology of chronic nonbacterial chronic prostatitis/ chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is unclear. That may be why treatment with antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs often fail. The use of urodynamic testing in evaluating any patient with both pelvic/perineal pain coexistent with voiding symptoms can help identify voiding dysfunction. If identified, urodynamic voiding disorders, such as bladder neck obstruction and pseudodyssynergia, should be specifically treated to ameliorate symptoms. Through more research of nonbacterial CP/CPPS, we will be able to further define the successful role of videourodynamics in men with this disease.
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