INTRODUCTION: To identify a cohort of chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) patients who considered their symptoms completely resolved and analyze their demographics, Prostatitis Treatment
clinical phenotype CPPS
, treatments and NIH-Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (CPSI) Blood in the Urine
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
We identified 35 CPPS patients who at the follow up, reported their symptoms completely resolved ('cured'). Demographics, UPOINT phenotypes, treatments, and CPSI scores were examined. We also compared these variables to a database Painful ejaculation
of 220 previously evaluated Blood in the semen
CPPS patients Chronic Prostatitis
Patients ranged in age from 19 to 72 years. Median follow up was 12 months. Mean change in CPSI sub scores before and after therapy were pain Burning While Urinating
9.7 ± 3.8 to 2.7 ± 2.9, urinary 4.0 ± 2.8 to 1.1 ± 1.2, QoL 8.1 ± 2.7 to 2.3 ± 2.5, and total 21.8 ± 6.6 to 6.2 ± 1.0 (all p < 0.0001). Only 9 (26%) patients reported a total score of 0. Comparing this 'cured' group to a previously published cohort of phenotyped CPPS patients, the 'cured' group had lower starting total and pain CPSI Difficulty Urinating
scores (21.8 versus 25.0 p = 0.007; 9.7 versus 11.5 p = 0.006 respectively).
Many men with CPPS can reach a subjective cure,Prostatitis Symptoms
however, Frequent Urination
the majority do not reach a CPSI score of 0. This group of "cured" patients is similar to our typical tertiary referral cohort in terms of age and phenotype Pain While Urinating
but differs in having slightly lower pre-treatment CPSI scores.