it is around 4 cms The patient also gets back pain in the lumber region on occassions.
In 2011 he had a series on severe UTI's which hospitalised him and was on high dosage IV antibiotics mainly Marupenum and then Cefalxin.
He had a TURP in March 2011 after which the infection came back which initially did not respond to conventional treatments. Was eventually discharged and then readmitted with 42 degree temperature and further UTI in June 2011 treatment was again with IV and oral. and then a second TURP in December 2011.
Since then he has experienced bouts of severe Hypo-tension and dizziness which was initially put down to medication.
for several years their has been evidence of splinter haemorrhages, under his finger nails but tests on heart have not shown any signs of problems and has had series of CT/MRI and echo-cardiograms