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Uti or worse?

realgood2u posted 5/15/2019 03:35 AM

Over 15 years out..never post much but still read.

Last Thanksgiving WH had, for the first time, a UTI (he sez) that required antibiotics, what I think was a fairly large dose.

ED has required pharmaceutical assistance for the last decade. Health insurance has denied this medication for the last 5 so sex is rare but still happens about once a month. Since this 'UTI' there has been no sex.

I know there are some medical folk here so has anyone had a similar episode? Thanks....

amethyst0323 posted 5/15/2019 04:04 AM


UTI's are rare in men because their uretha are longer so less prone to infections but they can happen

What makes you think the dose of antibiotics was high? Have you tried to research what drugs he took to see if they are used for UTI's?

It's awful isn't it that affairs take away all your security and leave doubts about everything.

tushnurse posted 5/15/2019 07:01 AM

So as men get older, and their prostate enlarges, some men have trouble completely emptying their bladders, which can lead to a UTI.

Typical tx for most UTI's is a sulfa based antibiotic for 5-10 days.

There are also times that men w/ a history of diverticulosis/itis that a fistula can develop between the colon and bladder, and these poor folks end up needing full time antibiotics until surgically corrected.

Urine has to be cultured, to determine the appropriate antibiotics dosage and duration for treatment and if it isn't regular run of the mill bugs they usually have you repeat your urine culture after tx to be sure the bug is gone.

layla1234 posted 5/15/2019 07:40 AM

Just recently my brother in law visited the doctor because he thought he had a UTI. Turns out it was gonorrhea. I guess the symptoms are similar. Is there a way you can find out for sure?

Chaos posted 5/15/2019 10:53 AM

You could always put in a call to the Dr. and see if he listed you [his spouse] as someone to discuss this with.

HIPPA is iron clad but every time I go to the Dr. the intake form asks me to check if they can discuss findings with my spouse.

If you are really curious -it is worth the call. The worst thing they can say is no.

barcher144 posted 5/15/2019 11:01 AM

I prefer a direct approach. Ask him to show you the written diagnosis of UTI.

pinkpggy posted 5/15/2019 11:01 AM

Honestly, if you aren't secure enough to confront you husband and ask for the test results than that says a lot about the state of your marriage.

I had some medication prescribed for acne and it was the same thing for STDs. I had it in the cabinet and my husband was reading it and got upset. I showed him my info and gave him the doctors name, etc (clearly a dermatologist) when checked against the name on the bottle.

The point is, talk to your husband and share your concerns.

[This message edited by pinkpggy at 11:07 AM, May 15th (Wednesday)]

layla1234 posted 5/18/2019 19:30 PM


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