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My boyfriend is experiencing problems with urination, and is

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My boyfriend is experiencing problems with urination, and is also experiencing pain in his kidneys. He has had kidney trouble for a while (having taken / abused several drugs as a younger man, he's now 50), to the extent when sitting against a chair he's explained it as feeling like a "bunch of knots" in his back and has to lean forward.

Totally resistant to going to the doctor - point blank refuses.

He has pain after ejaculation and says he experiences pain that travels to his lower back both right and left side, and also on urinating feels the desperate need to go and then has to wait forever before he can actually urinate. He has said that also feels pain in his "tail-bone" area as well.

Can you please advise.... I was thinking prostatitis but obviously I'm not medically qualified.

Are there any foods/drinks he should steer clear off in terms of diet?

What would be the preferred antibiotic to treat these symptoms?

Kind regards
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I am going to assist you with your question. First I need a little more information-

Does he has history of kidney stones?
Has he passed urine mixed with blood?
Is he suffering from any medical condition or on any medication ?
On a grade of 1 to 10 how will he rate the pain?

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I'm not aware of a history of kidney stones.


He hasn't said he's seen any blood in his urine.


I think he's been on anti-depressants and has had kidney trouble before I met him.


From the way he reacts I'd say about 7 but that's my rough estimate.


But he constantly either tries to ignore it and distract himself or take Alleve pain killers. Lying on his back is uncomfortable so he tends to lie / sleep on his side.

Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Dear Customer, Thanks for providing quick additional information.
I can understand your concern.

His symptoms, have come due to underlying condition, Possible medical reasons are-

-Kidney/bladder stone,
-Urinary tract infection,
-Prostate enlargement.

Most common cause is bladder infection.
He should use these tips to cure symptoms-

-A high fluid intake is essential.
-He should drink cranberry juice.
-He would need prescription of antibiotics- Macrobid or Bactrim.
-He should Urinate often, especially when he feel the need.
-He should empty bladder as soon as possible after intercourse.
-He should drink plenty of liquids, especially water, to help flush out bacteria.
-He should wear cotton underwear and loose, nonbinding clothing.

Ideally, he need to have these tests done-
Urine culture, Ultrasound of lower abdomen.

He need to follow measures, as suggested above and in case symptoms doesn't start to improve in 1 week, then he should be seen by doctor.

Good luck and Take care!!

Please let me know how I can be of further assistance.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.

Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.

How are you doing?

Let me know if you have any more follow up questions.
Thank you and take care.
Dr. Robert