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Question: Symptoms of hiccups, tight scrotum, shivering


 lhoney - Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:50 am

My boyfriend who is 53 is having some strange symptoms that I can't seem to find on your forums. Symptoms started a few hours ago and include internal shivering, problems urinating (he had to hold his urination to extreme earlier in the day), hiccups for about 30-40 minutes, watery pre-vomit mouth, and tight & painful scrotum. He had a total gastroectomy in 1996. He had heart concerns and admitted into the hospital for two weeks while they monitored his heart. The arteries that fed the heart were clogged so they put in a stent. Prognosis good. No current medications. Taking vitamins only. Family history includes hypertension throughout immediate family. Mother and aunt had late onset diabetes. Mother died of lung cancer. Father unknown. Help? Or at least direct to what should be done next?[/b]
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:15 pm

User avatar Hello,

This could be due to infection in the genitourinary tract like cystitis , prostatitis and or epidyimitis.

He may have prostate enlargement which causes urine outflow disturbance which in turn results in cystitis.

Direct clinical examination is essential for proper management.
Urine analysis, urine culture and pelvic US are essential for the diagnosis.

Keep us updated.
Best regards.

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