How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Y. Your Own Question

Dr. Y.
Dr. Y., Urologist
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 20382
Experience:  Specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
32613003
Type Your Urology Question Here...
Dr. Y. is online now

I have an enlarged prostrate pressing on my bladder & have

Resolved Question:

I have an enlarged prostrate pressing on my bladder & have re-curring & current UTI. May 2010 I had a Cystoscopy (Bladder outflow obstruction) folled 2 weeks later by a Bladder neck incision, followed 2 weeks by a TURP. That helped a lot buthis year symtoms have returned. My GP gave me 14 days of Trimethoprim 200mg about 2 months ago which worked but now symtoms have returned & currently I am taking in the morning 1 Amoxycillin 500 & before bed 1 Trimethoprim. Between the 2 this just holding me together but still uncomfortable. Can I continue with this regime as the thought of another turp is not very attractive. I avoid Caffiene, have stopped smoking for 6 months now but still use Nicotine lowest dose & drink 3 - 4 units of alcohol each evening which seems to act as a diaretic as my urine clears. Kindly advise
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 2 years ago.
Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you today. I look forward to working with you.
Can you explain exactly what symptoms you are having now?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Allmost constant feeling I need to urinate water, (never in my life have I had a good flow rate) nipping sensation in my urethra, ache under my left scrotum & sometimes lower back pelvic pain which heat helps, but it's a persistent infection I cannot get rid of. Have also tried Prostamax (Saw Palmetto) which doesn't make any difference & before ops in 2010 tried Finasteride & tamsoulosin which didn't help either

Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 2 years ago.
This sounds like you may have an infection of the prostate called prostatitis. You need to get in to see your doctor or a urologist for a prostate exam and a urine culture and you may need to be started on an antibiotic like ciprofloxacin for 30 days to treat this infection. You can take ibuprofen 800 mg every 8 hours for 7-10 days to decrease the inflammation of the prostate that is causing the pain. Hope this helps and let me know if you have questions.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you. I have Cipro 500. Would I be safe to try 2 a day for the next 30 days + ibuprofen to see if I can beat this. I can go to my Doctor but I have a lot on & am trying to delay until end October when business will be slower

Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 2 years ago.
Ideally, you need to have a urine culture done first to identify the bacteria. This is because there is a chance the bacteria will be resistant to cipro. If this is the case, having taken the cipro first without a culture can make it very difficult to identify the bacteria in a culture and then your doctor will not know which antibiotic to prescribe.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** I will attend to that on Monday. Have a good day.

Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 2 years ago.
Thanks. You too. I wish you the best
Dr. Y., Urologist
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 20382
Experience: Specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
Dr. Y. and other Urology Specialists are ready to help you

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Y.

    Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    15026
    Specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lyeung1/2010-07-25_032152_tn_IMG_0241.JPG Dr. Y.'s Avatar

    Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    15026
    Specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TH/tharun/2013-12-28_0129_tailoredfitsuits.64x64.jpg Dr. Tharun's Avatar

    Dr. Tharun

    Urology Resident

    Satisfied Customers:

    614
    MBBS, DNB surgery and presently working as Urology resident towards the degree of Urologist.
  • /img/opt/shirt.png Dr. B's Avatar

    Dr. B

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    62
    Trained in Adult and Pediatric Urology, Fellowship trained in Urologic Oncology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    300
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University