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Hi I'm very concerned for my husband (I'm the worst worrier ever and jump to worst possible scenario no matter what it's always been a dreadful trait of mine sad )

Anyway my husband was treated for a water infection 2 and half weeks ago he is only 29. The only symptom he had what he described to me was a light ache in his lower stomach as if he needed to go but he said it wasn't a sudden urge just a light one. Anyway his r nine was sent of and he did have an infection and the antibiotics cleared it up.

Several days after stopping them the feeling came back so he is now back on antibiotics he has been on them 3 days and says the feeling has gone again. Which is good but I can't help but think something terrible is going off.

I need to add that also over the weekend he had about 3 hours of intense low stomach pain which was very severe we ended up at a walk in centre he could barely move. I don't no if this is related to his problems or a case of ibs which he gets odd times.

He isn't so getting up during the night to urinate, he says he hasn't got any weak flow or stop starting ect. His GP doesn't seem.worried. obviously if the feelings come back I'm straight back to the GP with him! Does anyone on here had anything simular? ? Thank you for.your time.

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    Sounds like a simple UTI - urinary tract infection. They can be hard to get rid of. might take a few courses of anti-biotics until they try the one that works.

    The step above that would be prostatitis or an infecting in the prostate. The prostate is hard for drugs to penetrate so that can be somewhat troublesome to get rid of and take a longer period of time.

    Neither is life threatening. Just very, very annoying and frustrating and in your case scary.

    BTW, worry does not help any heath issue so try to relax for his sake if not yours.

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      Thank you ever so much Bobby. I'm hiding my worry from him because he keeps saying quit with the questions I'm fine.

      Then his mum's ringing me saying uti is extremely rare in men. So it's added to my worry!! I don't want him to think I'm worrying this much. He's so laid laid it's unreal. That's why we work as a couple so well he calms me. The GP doesn't seem concerned. And the first antibiotics took it away then it came back so I was extremely worried again.

      Thank you for your reply again. I was wondering if it had anything to do with him prostate but no bloods or anything have been done on him.

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      either a UTI or prostatitis.  Both annoying but not threatening.  I'm assuming youre not having any problems as a result of sex?  Keep stress as low as possible, lots of water, light exercise, and antibiotics if perscribed by the doctor.  Make sure he ejaculates every so often as well.

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      Leanne,

      It is possible that YOU have the same infection with few or no symptoms! This is a common problem. YOU should be treated- take the same antibiotics, at the same time as he takes them. Without that, he's getting cured, and you may be lovingly, but unknowingly reinfecting him.

      Also, you both should be treated by a urologist, not a gp for this type of problem.

      Neal

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    Hi. If the UTI keeps coming back then the GP does need to do some further checking. Try to ensure his blood sugar doesn't go above 'normal' as this can allow bacteria and yeasts to grow. Get a pharmacy to do a finger-prick test if in doubt. Cranberry juice Light (no added sugar) is supposed to help keep bladder bacteria down. Yes, prostatitis is always possible.

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    Make sure that the entire bottle of antibiotics is finished to prevent recurrance. If it does, seek a second opinion.
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    Hi Leanne,

     ....I must ask..does your husband have a slight fever....or a slightly elevated temperature. One night I started to get a pain that gravitated to my lower right stomach. Since I had BPH at that time I kind of ignored it..Not to alarm you..It turned out to be appendicitus. I had it taken out and no more problems. Of course it may just be acid indigestion but have a GP doc check it out. The antibiotics that were given might of settled it down...Good Luck

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      Sounds like he may have some prostatitis as well. 90% of prostatitus cases are non-bacterial with no known cause. I have had issues with prostatitis for the last 6 months. Then I finally tried the hot shallow bath and this solved my prostatitis problem,. Mine is a non-bacterial prostatitis.  Also, if your husband is taking antibiotics, the prostate is difficult to reach in this regard. The heat from the bath increases blood flow to the area, including the prostate and helps the antibiotic to reach the prostate. All the best to you...
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      PS- He could also have pelvic floor disorder, and many term non-bacterial prostatitis as being pelvic floor disorder... Have a look at this with a search engine... Cheers
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