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Boyfriends bad health, prostatitis?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 25, 2009
  • 06:15 AM

I am very worried about my boyfriend. For the past 2 years he's suddenly felt waves of pain in his testicle or perineum. At first they did not happen very often but lately the attacks have gotten more frequent and severe. A few months ago he went to a doctor and he just said to wear tighter underwear for more support. Well about two or three weeks ago the attacks started bringing him to his knees and the pain was more and more constant. The urologist said he had prostatitis and prescribed him antibiotics and light pain killers. He seems to have all the symptoms of it, difficulty urinating, frequent need to urinate, pain in the abdomen, testicle, and perineum. When he told the doctor he'd been having the pains for 2 years, he said it couldn't have been going on that long. A week later his pain didn't let up at all and he went to the emergency room. They did a ultra sound and urine test and found nothing wrong. Once again told him he had prostatitis. Another week goes by and his pain has still not let up. He can hardly stand it. He has a very high tolerance for pain and this is almost too much for him to bear. He is going to the urologist again on Monday.

All his life he has had trouble with his health and most of the time the doctor told him it was an infection, that it shouldn't have lasted as long as it had, and sent him home with antibiotics that usually didn't help. Doctors don't seem to want to help. He has had intense head aches or migraines since he was a small child. And trouble with bowel movements, either being constipated or having diarrhea. He had a colonoscopy done a few years ago and they didn't find anything. When he was little the doctors also told him that he was growing so fast that it felt like his bones were breaking and he was in a lot of pain. Which sounds like a completely insane diagnosis am I wrong? He also has very dry eyes. He was in the navy for a while a few years ago. But, had a concussion with amnesia and got out.

I don't know if any or all of these symptoms are related but I just wish we could at least know what's wrong. I wish he didn't have to wake up in pain or feeling bad all the time. He's become afraid of going to the doctor, afraid that they once again will say there's nothing wrong and send him home. He's also afraid to ask for pain meds because he doesn't want the doctor to get a bad impression since he's only in his 20's.

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  • I DONT THINK THERE IS A AGE LIMIT HI IT DOES SOUND LIKE IT.Category 1: Acute bacterial prostatitisCategory 2: Chronic bacterial prostatitisCategory 3: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic painCategory 4: Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitisCommon symptoms Prostatitis symptoms vary depending on the type of prostatitis you have. In general, the symptoms are related to pain or discomfort in the pelvic region, problems with urination and problems with ejaculations. Signs and symptoms may include: Prostatitis symptoms vary depending on the type of prostatitis you have. In general, the symptoms are related to pain or discomfort in the pelvic region, problems with urination and problems with ejaculations. Signs and symptoms may include: Pain or burning sensation when urinating (dysuria)Difficulty urinating, such as dribbling or hesitant urinationFrequent urination, particularly at night (nocturia)Urgent need to urinatePain in the abdomen, groin or lower backPain in the area between the penis and rectum (perineum)Pain or discomfort of the penis or testiclesPainful ejaculationsThere are notable differences in symptoms of the four categories. Acute bacterial prostatitis If you have acute bacterial prostatitis, you may have symptoms associated with the sudden onset of infection: High feverChillsNauseaVomitingGeneral feeling of being unwellChronic bacterial prostatitisThe key feature of chronic bacterial prostatitis is frequent urinary tract infections. Between episodes of these infections, a person with chronic bacterial prostatitis may have no symptoms, mild symptoms or severe symptoms. Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic painThe condition is generally considered chronic if the symptoms last for at least three months. For some men, the symptoms remain about the same over time, and for others the symptoms go through cycles of being more and less severe. Symptoms sometimes improve over time without treatment. Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitisIf you have asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis, you have no symptoms. Inflammation of the prostate gland is found only by chance when you're undergoing tests for other conditions. THE DOCTERS GIVE antibiotics AND HE WILL NEED BLOOD TESTS EVERY 6 MONTHS
    charmaine petzer 176 Replies
    • October 30, 2009
    • 05:34 PM
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  • Your husband has CPPS, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and most cases have difficulties finding bacteria and the real reason behind this.
    prostatitisdr 1 Replies
    • November 26, 2009
    • 07:40 AM
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  • I had acute protitus. It took almost one year to get fully rid of the infection. What your boyfriend has is a medical emergency and he needs to see a urologist. What happened to me was that I got depressed due to the intense pain in my private area. I had to take off one week of work. Luckily, I teach at a college and my classes were in the afternoon and late evening. I also had to be evaluated for a low testorone level. Please have your boyfriend get couseling so he can adjust to this condition. It will get better. He should keep a journal and monitor his emotional health and physical health as well.
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