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My partner (50) has never had any major health issues. Four months ago he began needing to pee frequently and went to gp with a sample expecting antibiotics for UTI. His sample was clear of infection but he was put on antibiotic while it was sent to lab. Symptoms didn't ease and he had burning sensation at tip of penis most of the time. No stds detected. A blood test was taken to check PSA and it came back raised at 7.2. He then went private to a leading urologist who said it could be either enlarged prostate or prostatitis and gave him a different antibiotic. Meanwhile he had a very painful urinary retention and had a catheter for a few days. Four weeks later he had another PSA test and it had gone up to 9.5! Naturally we are worried. The urologist consultant took another test(2 weeks after the 9.5 one). We have not found out the result of that yet but have been told that biopsy is recommended. The burning eased off for weeks but in the past couple of days has increased to a stage now where it has taken over daily life. A urine sample tested at home with professional testing strips showed high levels of white blood cells which I took to mean an infection was present in urinary tract somewhere. However his gp says it is clear, only 2 days later!! I am concerned that if he is biopsied with an infection present it will let the infection into the blood stream and he will end up really ill. I just wondered if anyone here could shed some light on any of this, doesnt sound like Pc me, more like BPH or prostatitis. Think the consultant opted for biopsy route when level rose by 2 points in space of 4/5 weeks. I thought catheter would have been cause of raised levels, he had retained an enormous amount of urine and prostate was bound to have been swollen. He now has a pain inside which he never had before retention. Any help or advice greatly welcomed thanks.
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