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|neotiger - Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:02 am||
I'm a 40 year old male. Have been having urinary retention problem for the last 4 or 5 years.
About 6 weeks ago all of a sudden I couldn't urinate. I went to the emergency room. They did: prostate exam, bedside ultrasound, and urine test. They found UTI. Gave me antibiotics (ciprofloxacin) and after a while I could urinate (although difficultly) again. The ER doctor recommended that i saw an urologist.
About a week later have burning sensation in my urethra. Went to see my PCP. He decided it was UTI and gave me a different antiobiotics (clarithromycin). The burning sensation went away after a few days.
I recently saw a urologist. He performed a prostate exam and ruled out enlarged prostate. Urine test showed no UTI. The urologist then talked to another (likely more senior) urologist. The 2nd urologist came into the room and pressed on my prostate *really really* hard with his finger. Some semen oozed out.
He told me that was old semen accumulated in my prostate and it caused my urinary retention. He said there's nothing he could do. The only way to get better is to make sure I ejaculate every time I get excited.
I have never heard of old semen causing urinary retention. I tried to look up more info but came up empty.
Do you think this is a correct diagnosis? Can you point me to the right place where I can find more information about this? What is the medical term for this?
Should I get a second opinion?
|Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:37 am||
As far as my limited knowledge goes, i haven't come across such a cause for an acute urinary retention.If i happen to get any more information, i will certainly share with you.Good luck!
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