What should this reveal about the prostate gland?
The client complains of fever. perineal pain. and urinary urgency. frequency. and dysuria. To assess whether the client’s problem is related to bacterial prostatitis. the nurse would look at the results of the prostate examination.
The client with prostatitis has a prostate gland that is swollen and tender. but that is also warm to the touch. firm. and indurated. Systemic symptoms include fever with chills. perineal and low back pain. and signs of urinary tract infection (which often accompany the disorder).