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Forum Name: Urinary tract infections

Question: Possible Prostatits/Urinary tract infectioon


 rdegarmo - Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:17 pm

68 yeard old male; No past diagnosis; no surgeries, dad died at92 No prostate cancer.

Possible prostatitis; prostate swollen (can tell when sitting down) feels like "crawly things" in penile shaft or better put slight stabbing pain inside meatus; but doesn't occur all the time. Have had prostate infections about 3 years ago and was put on Floxicin 300mg bid for 30 days.

Only med am on is Monopril 10mg qd
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:45 pm

User avatar Hello,

It is difficult to tell without direct clinical examination, as these symptoms are shared with many causes.

This could be due to infection in the genitourinary tract like cystitis , prostatitis and or epidyimitis.
It may occur also in cases of prostate enlargement which causes urine outflow disturbance which in turn results in cystitis.

Urine analysis and urine culture are essential for the diagnosis.

Direct clinical examination is essential for proper management.
Your doctor may advise Transrectal US or Pelvic US.

Keep us updated.
Best regards.

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