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Posted 19 Aug 2020 at 13:30

Hi,

had my prostate removed january and have a psa thats unrecordable so thats excellent!

Felt on top of the world health wise for a while

My problem is that Im on my forth bladder infection and it makes me feel like s**t!!

GP doesnt seem to be that concerned so Im wondering if this is something Ill have to just live with for a while?

I was regularly etc but is there anything else I can do?

User
Posted 19 Aug 2020 at 18:07

Bit of a long shot, and quite rare. I suffered with recurring infections and  particularly pungent smelling urine, on investigation it turned out to be hem o lok migration from Davinci surgery. The first clip was found floating around in the bladder.

Scans may have moved on since then but at the time the clips did not show on x-rays or all but one specialist scan. My investigation was instigated by my ED doctor and a cystoscopy found the clip.

Is your flow good ? Simply urinate into a container and time how long in takes, then measure the amount of urine. Divide urine amount by seconds taken to give an average flow rate.

Thanks Chris

Edited by member 19 Aug 2020 at 18:08  | Reason: Spelling

User
Posted 20 Aug 2020 at 01:11
Sometimes these sort of infections can take a long time to overcome and a particular antibiotic can't completely end it. So it can in some cases require two or more antibiotics to get one completely free of infection. Drink plenty of water!
Barry
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Posted 20 Aug 2020 at 08:00
Yes but have you only had doxycycline? Has the GP sent your sample away for proper testing to see whether you have one of the super-bugs that need two antibiotics? That's what Barry meant.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 19 Aug 2020 at 13:44

Urinary infections are very often caused by incomplete voiding - not completely emptying your bladder when you pee. The residual left serves to retain infection to keep it going. Drinking too little fluids can make it worse, buy not flushing sufficient through the bladder.

You could try double voiding. This involves peeing as normal, but then you wait 30 seconds or so, and try peeing again, by relaxing, not by forcing. Keep doing this until there is no more (except a few drips collected by your kidneys in those 30 seconds). Then your bladder should be empty. Cranberry juice can also help avoid UTI's, because a chemical in it coats your bladder and urethra which helps prevent bacteria sticking, helping to flush it out when you pee.

You may need antibiotics to get rid of the existing infection though. While the measures above may help stop you getting a UTI, they are less likely to get rid of one.

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User
Posted 19 Aug 2020 at 14:08
Hi Andy,thanks for the response.

Yep,Im back Doxycycline and have been on cranberry for a couple of weeks now.

I'll give the bladder thing ago as well,thanks again.

User
Posted 19 Aug 2020 at 15:38
Garlic ( uncooked) is a natural antibiotic. I take it regularly and my UTIs seem to have gone away. I was also taking antibiotics but not lately. I think that garlic can certainly help keep things under control but is not a total cure. An added bonus is that I haven't been bitten by a vampire for months.

I tried cranberry juice (pure unsweetened) and, for me, the symptoms were worse so I stopped.

John

Gleason 6 = 3+3 PSA 8.8 P. volume 48 cc Left Cores 3/3, Volume = 20% PSA 10.8 Feb '19 PSA 1.2

Jan '20 PSA 0.3 July '20 0.1 Jan. 21 < 0.1

User
Posted 19 Aug 2020 at 18:07

Bit of a long shot, and quite rare. I suffered with recurring infections and  particularly pungent smelling urine, on investigation it turned out to be hem o lok migration from Davinci surgery. The first clip was found floating around in the bladder.

Scans may have moved on since then but at the time the clips did not show on x-rays or all but one specialist scan. My investigation was instigated by my ED doctor and a cystoscopy found the clip.

Is your flow good ? Simply urinate into a container and time how long in takes, then measure the amount of urine. Divide urine amount by seconds taken to give an average flow rate.

Thanks Chris

Edited by member 19 Aug 2020 at 18:08  | Reason: Spelling

User
Posted 20 Aug 2020 at 01:11
Sometimes these sort of infections can take a long time to overcome and a particular antibiotic can't completely end it. So it can in some cases require two or more antibiotics to get one completely free of infection. Drink plenty of water!
Barry
User
Posted 20 Aug 2020 at 07:53

As I said bud,this is the fourth lot of antibiotics so far.....Thanks.

User
Posted 20 Aug 2020 at 08:00
Yes but have you only had doxycycline? Has the GP sent your sample away for proper testing to see whether you have one of the super-bugs that need two antibiotics? That's what Barry meant.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

 
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