It is difficult to know where to start with what the problem is that I have got.
around 2 weeks ago, I started having burning pains when urinating, i ignored it thinking it would go away, 2 days later i was still urinating with slight pain but also noticed blood so i started to get worried but also ignored it. that same night i then found that when i went to urinate the urine was not flowing out of me normally, it was only coming out of me in drips. I have been in this state since that. I went in to my local walk in centre, hospital, GP and they have all said its a water infection or swelling of the penis inside. I took the medication I was given which was ibuprofen for the swelling, and cefalexin which is an anti-biotic for the water infection. 48 hours later still no difference, so instead of just going back to my doctor i thought i would give it another couple of days and still no difference another 48 hours further into it.
i went to a different doctor for a 2nd opinion, he examined my penis, i explained everything that was happening when going to the toilet and asked him was it possible it could be kidney stones which he said it would not be without offering any tests. The reason i thought it might be kidney stones is that i can see the urine is getting into my penis urethra as it is ******n the side of my penis when i am needing the toilet, at all other times i can see its empty. i then asked whether it could be the prostate, without doing any tests other than the examination to the outside of the penis, he said that it may be that my prostate has enlarged causing the urethra to be squeezed. now i know this is a possibility which may be the issue, but i dont know whether to believe it or not. i am currently taking one a day tablets which are for relaxing the prostate to take pressure off the urethra, they are not meant to show any real results until the course is finished.
My issue with it all is that when i go to the toilet, the urine will only naturally come out of me as drips for just over 2 weeks now, yet if i take the head of the penis whilst it is dripping urine and squeeze it inwards around the opening, then the urine comes out as more of a full stream. This would say to me that there must be a kidney stone, or something stuck around the head of the penis as the urethra is getting full, but just does not pour out of the head other than drips unless i squeeze it. other than that could it be a case of just being swelling.
right onto the interesting bit, i have had a blood test for PSA and am currently awaiting the results to come back on this one. i have had a urine test and this came back clear, a small amount or white and red cells but all normal. i am not getting any pains anywhere else in my body, like around my kidneys or my back.
someone out there must have had a similar issue in the past and can help me work out what this is. I have got an appointment with the Urology department at hospital next Saturday and am not looking forward to the idea of possibly having camera's up me.
Thanks everyone for reading and any advice you can bring my way, apologies for the long message but didnt want to miss anything out, although I probably have so ask any questions.