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Hi, I'm a 47 year old male, generally fit and healthy. I recently had a confirmed UTI, the docs prescribed trimethoprim and blood tests, my psa level was 7.8 so referred to urologist but they threw out the consultation as psa would be spurious because of uti.
The burning from the UTI has mostly gone, but still 4 weeks later I am suffering with lower back pain, groin and testicle pain, frequent urge to urinate, more of a feeling of a full bladder but dependant on fluid intake, I will go 7- 12 times per day and rarely in the night if I have no fluids after around 7.30 pm.
The docs has given me a further 14 days of trimethoprim to see how it goes, I am supplementing this with saw palmetto as have read that this could help, but not much change in symptoms so far.
Doc has not performed any prostate examination and only suggested prostatisis because I suggested it! he seems to be quite dismissive and is only keen on sending me for a further psa test in a week or two, as the infection has cleared, maybe this is the only way to get to see a urologist?
paracetamol doesn't seem to help, but as yet avoided NSAIDs as have a haitial hernia and like to avoid these where possible.
a couple of questions, do I need to be more patient? And is trimethoprim the correct antibiotic?
Any similar experiences to share would also be great..
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