Acute and chronic prostatitis discussion. Arnon Krongrad, MD, moderator.
Greetings to all, my apologies in advance if I'm posting this in the wrong area of the site; just joined hoping I might be able to find some assistance. After reading a few other user's experiences I believe my symptoms are very very similar with one exception I think; that being blood in my urine. Hoping I may be able to obtain some feedback as I believe it's worsening. Unfortunately the earliest I could get to see the Urologist is late August so I thought I'd try here :).
In case I'm posting in the wrong area I'll keep it as brief as I can ...
47 year old male; no signs or symptoms of anything prostate related.
January 2014 - Routine blood work; family Dr. said everything good "although" PSA level a little high (4.3); said we would monitor it.
April 2014 (Easter break) - returned from a morning meeting, blood in urine. (when starting to urinate). Went to family Dr. the next day; took urine sample and ordered an X Ray (Renal) & Ultra Sound the next day.
10 days later; morning of appointment to review results with family dr, had morning bowel movement (blood still very obvious in urine) when I began getting shooting lower back pain (difficulty sitting, standing or walking).
Family Dr. asked me why my back would have anything to do with blood in my urine (?!?), said it doesn't - gave me a script for Arthotec + Flexeril and gave me card for Chiropractor. Said other tests looked fine, would refer me to a Urologist if I felt I wanted to see one. (as noted - blood still very visible in urine)
Went to Emergency after leaving Dr's office. ER doctor did a full exam, said to not take anything that was prescribed, diagnosed as bacterial Prostatitis - prescribed Cipro (6 weeks), Percocet, Tylenol 3's.
Late MAY 2014 - During Week 5 taking Cipro, referral to Urologist for a Cystoscopy. Urologist didn't have any of the ER diagnosis, blood work etc (family dr didn't feel it necessary); Urologist said everything ok, even stop taking the cipro. (I didn't as the ER doc said take it no matter what)
Early JUNE 2014 - Cipro done, no further bleeding but very difficult to urinate and constant sore aching back.
Early JULY 2014 - Less than 4 weeks .. blood in urine again only now MUCH more prevalent (looks like just blood with no urine at the start). New family Dr did another full blood work (fasting etc) and a breath test - all ok.
Recommended I call the Urologist. The Urologist's receptionist in turn told me over the phone it's likely an infection, go see your family dr as the earliest app't in late August.
Back to new family dr 2 days ago; said no bacteria in the urine sample taken a few days prior but prescribed an antibiotic anyway - Trimethoprim for 2 weeks, which so far (only a couple days in) is not working.
I guess I'm trying to find out if acute prostatitis can / will or does causes blood in the urine and horrible aching lower back?
Again, my apologies if I'm posting in the wrong area or rambling with too much info; just trying to find any answers any way I can :) thank you in advance for any advice or suggestions.
Much appreciated Blake. I actually live in Canada but I'm open to any suggestions at this point :) even traveling south vs waiting months to see a 'specialist' that has already told me over the phone "Renal, Ultra Sound & Cystoscopy look fine it's probably just an infection again, go see your family doc" ... I'd gladly head south :)
@Buck what country are you in, if you're in America what state you in ? I can google and see if I can find you a good clinic to go to that might actually help you, I don't see the everyday normal urologist or family doctor doing you any good