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Frequent urination, prostatitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   hi xxxxxx
Doctor :   how can i help you now/
User :   well i have been facing the prob
Doctor :   yes
User :   of frequent urination
User :   for few days now
User :   and it occurs inconsistently but now it is occuring a bit more
User :   and i also have some discomfort in my penis
User :   i was recommended by my doctor to take
User :   pyridium- do u know if it helps in stopping the urgency
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you confirmed with your doctor regarding whether it is prostatitis or posthitis?
User :   and discomfort in penis?
User :   yea he said it is prostatitis which is what he thinks it is
User :   and i hve used cipro for 10 days now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   yes
User :   thr is some discomfort in my penis along with urge 2 urinate
User :   i dunno what could be the reason
Doctor :   the increased frequency of urination is due to infection
User :   UTI?
Doctor :   there is some long standing infection by the looks of it
User :   but i actually have had 3 urine tests and everythin was fine
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   y doesnt it show up in urine test then?
User :   could it b cystititis
User :   ?
Doctor :   sometimes there may be negative findings in the urine test
Doctor :   have you undergone URINE CULTURE?
Doctor :   was it positive?
User :   i see but isnt it weird 2 show negativity in all 3
User :   what is urine culture doctor?
Doctor :   it could be due to the antibiotics you are using
Doctor :   thats also a urine test
User :   im just on cipro now
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   it takes 2-3 days to get a report
Doctor :   i suggest that you continue with Pyridium
User :   i see, all my blood tests and urinanalysis were fine
User :   ok, i jus started pyridium now
Doctor :   as it gives good relief in cases like yours where there is irritation
User :   but i was told by the pharmacist that it doesnt
User :   help the males in terms of frequency
Doctor :   take the Urine Culture test
Doctor :   pyridium reduces the irritation which causes increased frequency
User :   oh i see....
Doctor :   continue taking that
User :   and should i take
User :   the advil too
Doctor :   and keep frequently visiting your urologist
User :   for some discomfort/pain in penis
User :   yea im goin 2 him on monday... this shud be somethin serious right?
Doctor :   no it is just a chronic case of UTI
Doctor :   which needs constant medication
User :   and does chronic case of UTI also include some pain and irritation in penis?
User :   i see...
Doctor :   if you take good care it can be controlled
Doctor :   yes it could
User :   i see....
User :   its kind of gettin annoyin
Doctor :   i suggest that you drink plenty of fluids, keep good hygiene by cleaning the penis as i told you before
User :   for a month i hve been havin all these problems
Doctor :   yes
User :   yea i have been doin that
Doctor :   you just have to be patient
User :   and the retraction has certainly been better now
Doctor :   and have protected sex always
User :   im applying lotrisone
Doctor :   ok
User :   yea i will, i am still a virgin
User :   i was on doxycycline
User :   before cipro
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   maintain good hygiene
User :   is it possible that
User :   cipro is giving frequent urination?
Doctor :   no it is not due to the antibiotic
User :   and 1 more thing could this be a sign of IC?
Doctor :   it is due to the infection inside
Doctor :   IC?
Doctor :   i didnt get you
User :   interstital cystitis?
Doctor :   it is an infection of the UTI by what you have told us till now. Whether it is cystitis or prostatis is hard to tell without examining you
User :   i see..
Doctor :   i suggest that you keep warm to hot pads on your lower abdomen
User :   the urologist examined my penis
User :   and he said everything looks fine too
Doctor :   to get relief from pain and frequent urination
User :   so its weird.. ok ill do so
Doctor :   was a per rectal exam done?
User :   no
User :   it wasnt
Doctor :   ok
User :   he just thought on the basis of cases he gets
User :   he felt that every1 mostly my age
User :   who complains abt this
User :   normally has prostatitis
Doctor :   ok
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User :   wht r the symptoms
User :   of cystitis?
Doctor :   there is a condition called non-bacterial prostatitis
Doctor :   which gives negative urine tests
User :   ok
User :   and does cipro help with non-bacterial?
Doctor :   but it is actually seen in older patients/ middle aged
Doctor :   it prevents any secondary infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   on top of the nonbacterial prostatitis and prevents from worsening it
User :   what would be my best bet at this stage?
User :   with all these things goin on.. what will i have 2 do?
Doctor :   just continue urologist's advice
Doctor :   it will resolve gradually
User :   ok i will...
User :   ok and
User :   should i take
User :   advil/ibuprofen too
User :   to help with pain/discomfort in penis?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok... so all 3 r fine to be taken together rite
Doctor :   just go along with your urologist's advice as best as you can
User :   i.e. cipro/pyridim and advil
Doctor :   and be patient
Doctor :   as these things take time to resolve
User :   ok i will be, ill let u know on monday regarding what he sai
User :   said*
User :   all 3 r fine to be taken together rite -cipro/ibuprofen and pyridium?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   appreciate it.. have a great day (yes i have)
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