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Hi, I'm a 37 year old male looking for some advice from fellow/previous sufferers please. On the 14th November 2014 I woke up and the morning pee was almost impossible..for the rest of the day stream flow down 60%, no prior warning, never any health issues prior..never even given
the prostate any thought. Next day the same so went to emergency room and given AB's (Bactrim) for UTI...Also had red pee tip with burning on voiding.
The four weeks following my urine stream went down to about 10% (then up a bit) and I didn't leave the house for 4 weeks as I could only void squatting down into a jug and pushing with everything I had, with the phone ready to dial 111 for emergency drainage.
Several visits to doc (8 different docs in total)...had DRE twice (first one painful, 2nd not) and reported as 'normal', all said might be a prostate infection or UTI and tried 3 different AB's. After 6 weeks a doc said I had prostatitis and to get tested for STD, so I did and was positive for Chlamydia. Given doxy for 1 week by GUM clinic...no improvement. Back to doc and given Doxy and Flomax for 4 weeks. No change.
Went back to doc after 4 weeks...referred for Ultrasound and flow test...Ultrasound all clear, prostate normal size, bladder emptying, kidneys normal, flow rate up and down like a yo-yo.
Continued to self medicate with Doxy
Back to doc again (Feb)...referred to URO for suspected stricture and earliest appointment is 29th May 2015 (70 day wait, nice one NHS!)
4 weeks ago URO wrote to doc and copied me in on the letter and suggested flow test is indicative of prostate problems and suggested 4 weeks of CIPRO and a different alpha blocker
Now 3 weeks into CIPRO and Xatral alpha blocker - ZERO improvement (if anything it's gotten a little worse)
Have been self dilating with Hagar Sounds 5 inches in (can't get past the J curve with those sounds), no stricture found as can easily pass a 7mm/8mm - ZERO improvement apart from a slightly bigger pee hole :-)
Will be seeing URO 29th May and the situation boils down to this:
In 5 months no improvement, prostatitis pain mildly on and off for the first couple of weeks then vanished, penis tip ALWAYS red but now no burning, pathetic flow rate, getting started is a nightmare, after waking especially bad (just drips before flowing and sometimes completely blocked, have to walk around before can void), tingling sensation that comes and goes from pubic bone/bladder area. Have had a few occasions where stream was reasonable if the bladder is pretty full but the pee muscle keeps shutting on and off no matter how hard I try to relax.
All this after a total of approx 12 weeks on AB's and 7 weeks on Alpha Blockers.
Does anyone have any ideas?
I am now concerned I have an aggressive prostate cancer/BPH and have ordered a home PSA test and a set of Van Burren sounds to attempt to dilate myself to the bladder neck
I've just done a strip test on my urine and shows 100% normal.
Doc said 'Don't worry it's not serious you're too young for cancer or BPH - whilst I appreciate his optimistic view the results speak for themselves - this is not going away and frankly it's screwing my life up big time)
Sexual function is normal yet a rather pathetic display on ejaculation if you know what I mean (unless it's been 2 weeks then there's a half decent display)
With the URO appointment still 6 weeks out I'm clutching at straws trying to solve this.
Any help, suggestions or advice would be appreciated.
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