Patient Comments: Prostatitis - Experience


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Comment from: ok, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: August 31

I got prostatitis because of kidney infection. I thought kidney infection will go away on its own. Slowly, I started to have smelly urine. I thought it will get cured in time and I was careless. Slowly my urine started to dribble and as days passed, my urine was late initializing, I had to put pressure to urinate and my sperm count started to decrease. I also have lower back and neck pain but whenever I drink turmeric milk my urine blockage is eased. Antibiotic is not curing it, it’s been 6 months and my age is only 21.

Comment from: paul, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 11

I'm feeling great now, but it wasn't nice. Here's my story. I am a 70 year old male. In March 2020 I had a nasty UTI (urinary tract infection), prostatitis, and urine retention. I was catheterized in the emergency department, and it was removed after 4 days. I took Bactrim double strength, and stopped after 10 days (to soon). Infection and inflammation returned, and I was doubly incontinent due to inflamed pelvic region. The pain was terrible! I went to the emergency department again with urine retention and was catheterized. Then, further 6 weeks of double strength Bactrim; infection gone, and incontinence gone.

Comment from: ACDR, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 17

I would like to know if somebody had this experience. I have an enlarged prostate, and my problem is, when I do cycling for 50 km and push a bit harder, just after finishing, when I urinate for the first time after cycling, my urine is purple. I brought it to the notice of doctors but they can't tell me why.

Comment from: Robert, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 27

My prostatitis problems started 8 years ago and it was a battle of sudden and uninspected symptom attacks. There were long periods without any attacks or symptoms but there were periods when I had strong painful attacks in a short period of time. It was up to a year and a half with none of the symptoms and then there was a period with 2 to 4 strong attacks within a few weeks. It would happen suddenly, without a warning. I started taking nettle root, saw palmetto and zinc, and it got better.

Comment from: Steven, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 21

As of late my prostatitis symptoms are a burning sensation when urinating, painful ejaculation the past three weeks, and also a pain near my anus. I have been feeling down for weeks, it all started after my hernia pain. I have been in and out of hospitals for 6 weeks with pain, thinking it might just be inguinal hernia pain I had echocardiogram scan for chest pain, and waiting for results of that. I have been totally stressed for weeks, I’ll be back to the doctors to explain new symptoms.

Comment from: gandalf, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 29

I got prostatitis 20 years ago, over masturbating, and high on amphetamine 2 days out of prison. So I went back I was on IV antibiotics for 2 weeks and felt ok. My urological surgeon said there is no cure, but every 10 years the cells will die and pain won’t be so bad. My face turned to bone, my buttock vanished, and heroin helped. To hydrate I take coconut water, achiote powder helps, and curcumin helps, but it’s a tragic thing. My whole body heats up, and I have constipation from pain killers.

Comment from: frustrated, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 08

My prostatitis problems started November 2018 with a burn in my urethra. Then came a burn, a sting which I thought was in my bladder. I went to party and drank heavily and that night I thought my bladder was on fire. I went to Urgent Care and was prescribed Cipro. Be careful with Cipro, it can cause irreversible issues itself. My symptoms came back strong. I had another week of antibiotics with little help. Now I am on a month of Keflex. Heat rushes at night coming from the prostate keep me up. My life as I knew seems over; very defeating.

Comment from: angelo, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 05

I have had on and off bouts with prostatitis, antibiotics usually make no difference. During bouts my PSA is always perfect, DRE usually normal and urine tests show no infection. However, symptoms of prostatitis are all there, even getting pain in one or both testicles and burning in the urethra. During episodes I must reduce caffeine and alcohol to near zero. Saw palmetto, ibuprofen, cold pack under the scrotum and not sitting on a hard chair all help. Regular ejaculation seriously helps and makes me appreciate my wife even more.

Comment from: Rajsekharam. M, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 03

I have been facing prostatitis problems since July, 2017. When I got burning sensation while passing urine, I thought that it was Urinary Tract Infection. CT report has shown that my prostate is enlarged. Doctor prescribed Flotral for one month. It did not give much relief. Later, he prescribed Cifran. It also did not give relief. In February, 2018, I started feeling discomfort and burning sensation in my thighs. I went to a different doctor. He did digital rectal examination (DRE) and said that I have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). He prescribed ciprofloxacin 500 mg two per day, for three weeks. Since one month, I have been getting more burning sensation than earlier. I am feeling discomfort in the buttocks too. I have been experiencing burning sensation on the inside of the thighs. This problem has created great anxiety and panic in me.


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Comment from: Stefen, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 29

For my chronic prostatitis, I don't want to trust my doctor any more, it's always antibiotics for several weeks, but the symptoms come back again. I know antibiotics cause liver and kidney damage, and I'm afraid of that. So I googled one new safe herbal diuretic and anti-inflammatory pill to control my symptoms. I feel better now within one month. They said according to my condition, I have to use it for three months. Hope that can cure my prostatitis.

Comment from: prostatesmostrate, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 09

I experienced my first bout of prostatitis when I was a teenager and I am now 46 years old and have had bouts of this each and every year. Sometimes it is months between bouts. Sometimes I get two or three in one week. This week alone I have had three. Clearly, mine is of the chronic type, and there is little you can do about it except manage the pain. Advil and Tylenol (3 pills each at a time) knock the pain out if I take them right when I feel another attack coming. If I don't, a very hot bath (hot as I can stand) takes quite a bit of the edge off (the heat from the water radiates to the prostate and soothes it). Doctor and proctologist say same; does not up your risk for cancer, so anyone out there should relax. The pain can be awful sometimes, but it is not permanent. And oh yeah, if you haven't ejaculated in a while you will need to do that too; it clears the prostate out and makes the inflammation go down quicker. Hope this helps anyone suffering out there.

Comment from: 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 24

When I was in my early 30s, I had three bouts of prostatitis. All three came out of nowhere. In one instance, I was fine at 10:00 am and I had a fever and burning urination at noon. All three were treated with antibiotics, and the pain disappeared within 24 hours. I never figured out what caused any of the attacks.

Comment from: poorme, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 30

I have been battling prostatitis for almost a year. I have been on Cipro, Keflex, Z-Pac, Avelox and nitrofurantoin without any relief. The pain in the left testicle was so intense that the testicle and epididymis on the left side were removed and then the pain started in the right scrotum and I suffered with that for several months. All tests for bacteria have been negative in both urine and blood. I had the scope inserted so the doctor could actually look inside and he said I had restriction around the prostate area and the prostate is enlarged. I was placed on tamsulosin and that has also failed to provide relief. I have a strange symptom and that is, when I ejaculate there is no fluid and I can only think the swelling is so severe that the tubes are swollen shut. I had a CT scan performed and that also confirmed enlarged prostate. I am scheduled for a TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) procedure on the 10th of June and hopefully they will either find something or this will resolve the problem.

Comment from: MarkfromWi, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 03


Comment from: ken, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 29

I have been suffering with chronic prostatitis for around 8 years. I have been treated with Cipro and tamsulosin. The symptoms recede after treatment and return more aggressively. Now they are worse and at night I have the urge to empty my bladder up to 4 times. The pain on the tip of the penis and near the anus area is more intense; during the day the flow gets better but the pain is still there, towards the evening things start going downhill. Maybe surgery is the only option.

Comment from: mike, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 08

I have been battling urinary dysfunction for thirty years. Right after sex, I would have the feeling of constant urination. I would take Azo Standard (no longer available) which helped. Now, I'm 61 and on some nights have to urinate 5 or 6 times in 8 hours. If I drink a lot of water during the day, I will urinate every 30 minutes. A few nights ago, I decided, on a whim, to use a urinary tract infection test we had in a drawer and it tested positive. The doctor on call prescribed levofloxacin (500mg) thinking I have prostatitis and after three days, there really is not much improvement in my frequency, or flow rate. Thankfully, I have no pain or fever or other symptoms. So, I'm not sure what is going on. I hope it improves sooner than later, because I'm afraid that the next step is going to be a cystotomy.

Comment from: 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 16

I am 56. I originally thought I was suffering from flu symptoms. But when the symptoms got worse, I dragged myself into the doctor's office. By then I had recurrent fever, chills, headaches, body aches, lower back and neck pain, nausea and vomiting, general weakness, dizziness, and finally the 2 symptoms that really worried me, weakening urine stream and increasing odor. After taking my hemoglobin, vitals, blood and urine I was advised that the diagnosis was acute bacterial prostatitis. Anyway the doctor immediately placed me on antibiotics for six weeks and waiting for lab results to confirm correct choice of antibiotics. She also advised me that she normally would hospitalize a patient in my condition for IV antibiotic therapy, but she would allow me 2 days on the oral antibiotics to see how I respond. After day 1, I still had fever during night and the next morning. My urine stream is a little stronger and most of the burn is gone. Today is day 2, still a little nauseous and hoping I don't have to go to the hospital. Looking forward to recovering hopefully as soon as possible, this is miserable.


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Comment from: 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 06

I am 55. I have had an enlarged prostate beginning at the age of 46. Did 33 biopsies over a 5 year period and all negative. Use 2 Flomax per day since I was 46. I woke up 2 weeks ago and had a difficult time urinating, which isn't unusual sometimes. As the day wore on I was unable to urinate at all. I was out of town and scheduled to return later in the afternoon. Got on the plane and the 2 hour flight was pure hell. Got into town, made it to my car and had an incredible contraction that dropped me to my knees and took my breath away while I screamed in pain for about 2 minutes. Had 4 more of these in the next 30 minutes. Never urinated. Incredible pressure and pain. After about 8 more episodes of this and 2 hours later went to a local ER. They immediately put in a catheter. First time for that. I evacuated 850cc which is twice my normal bladder capacity. The catheter stayed in for 10 days. My urologist took it out a week ago and I felt great! I could pee again. But, this lasted for 1 day. That night I had the chills and a fever of 103. Started the cramping again put could get a small amount of urine out. This went on for 4 days and I went back to the urologist. They put me on Levaquin 2 days ago. I am still cramping intensely and still getting small amounts of urine out. I am scheduled to go back tomorrow for results of urine test. Symptoms include pain between my testicles and anus. Burning in penis. High fever, chills, intense cramping that takes your breath away, generally uncomfortable to sit. I find that standing and moving around sometimes help the uncomfortable feeling. I tried to reduce my liquid intake to stop having to pee. Didn't get dehydrated, just took in as much as I thought I was expelling in urination and sweat.

Comment from: Deemarie, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 13

At the risk of appearing sounding like an idiot I have a question. My husband was just diagnosed with prostatitis because of bacteria. If it is due to bacteria and they don’t treat me wouldn’t the bacteria also be present in and be transferred back and forth during sex! If that is the case why just treat him, it is not an STD based infection.

Comment from: Peter, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 29

I have been suffering from chronic prostatitis for 2 years, and had antibiotics for one and a half years. The symptoms come and go. Recently I tried diuretic and anti-inflammatory pills, as I don't want to do much more damage on my health, so I tried herbal medicine.

Comment from: henry, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 12

I have had prostatitis for over 10 years. It's really the toughest time to suffer from all these unbearable symptoms. I have to urinate many times at night, and this did severely affect my sleep quality. The prostatitis pain is also hard to manage. I've tried warm sitz bath, prostate massage and herbal supplements, but none helped. Antibiotics couldn't cure the infection but caused kidney diseases to me. It made me depressed for a long period of time. Then I took an herbal diuretic anti-inflammatory pill, and my pain was relieved greatly after two months medication. I continued taking this pill and the infection was cured permanently after half a year's treatment. I'm so excited to know it really cured.

Comment from: Bashkim, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 06

My name is Kim. I am 67 years old. The last 2 years I have experienced a problem with my prostate. My doctors have diagnosed mu case as an acute prostatitis. Over this period it has often been repeated with the same symptoms. This is my experience: It all starts with a common cold: soar throat, running nose. Symptoms: a few drops of blood in the urine ( the first drops in the early mornings, but this time every time I urinate during the day ), a burning sensation in the tip of the penis after urination; sometimes a little pain or discomfort at the lower part of my back. I have no pain when I urinate and no urgent need to visit the bath room.,etc. During this 2 years period, each time I experience such problems I have consulted the specialists. I have been treated with Bactrim, which has been quickly effective (with the first 2 days of treatment with this medicine, blood in the urine stops. also the little pain in the tip of my penis. But I have realized that Bactrim causes me a serious side-effect, rash and terrible itching. This time I discussed this allergy symptoms with my doctor and he prescribed to me a cure with Cephalexin (Karalex Phama) for my infection or inflammation. I take one capsule every 8 hours. Throughout this period I am taking saw palmetto twice a day as well as AZO Cranberry pills. This is my second day that I have been taking this antibiotic but the blood drops are still as well as the pain in the penis.

Comment from: PWN5160, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 06

I have experienced blood in my urine on four occasions over the past ten years. No pain or fever nor inflammations of any kind. All tests were negative. These events occurred years apart and lasted about a day or two until this pat summer when they persisted for 5-6 days. Most recent cystoscopy revealed as I was told hematoma prostatitis. Levaquin prescribed caused severe pain in both Achilles tendons and was stopped after the fourth day. Some stiffness persists after a week. All bleeding has stopped also.

Comment from: Ethelman, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 27

I am 58 years old. I had prostatitis on and off for seven years. I’m in the U.K. so treatment may be different to that in the U.S. I was given trimethoprim for the first few episodes, but I became allergic to it (hives and swollen throat), so I migrated to ciprofloxacin. Currently, I have perineal pain (hard to sit). I also have pain in my pubic region, at the front of my abdomen, and burning when urinating. It makes it hard to sleep, and of course, there's the worry of "something worse." I'm now on my second-week course of Cipro, and it returned with a vengeance after a couple of days. I have a fever as well, so I’m feeling pretty low.

Comment from: Matthew, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 10

My symptoms began as acute pains in my lower back (kidney region). I went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with kidney stones. A few days later, a CT scan showed no stones. The sharp pains in my lower pelvis and penis continued for another week before I visited another doctor. At this time, I was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. A few days later, those results came back negative. I began to get frustrated. 3 weeks had passed, I was in extreme pain, and had no answers. I had been to the ER twice, one urgent care clinic, my regular physician, and a urologist. This is all from a guy who never goes to the doctor unless it's a last resort. After three weeks and another visit to a different urologist, I'm given a rectal exam (probably one of the worst pains I have ever felt). This is when I was diagnosed. I was prescribed doxycycline for two weeks. One week has passed and the pain is mostly gone. I can still feel it slightly and, as a result, I am afraid it isn't going to go away completely.

Comment from: xlntech, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 10

I was diagnosed with Prostatitis over a year ago (15 months) and until today I'm not cured. I was prescribed Cipro but it didn't seem to work, then Doxycycline (antibiotic) for a few months, now, 1 year later, I'm back with Cipro (and Ibuprofen), but the symptoms are still there, discomfort in the perennial area (while sitting) and burning in the lower, left thigh. I was told it is Chronic Prostatitis and I wonder because I have no other symptoms, no frequent or pain while urinating, all my bodily functions are just fine. After I finish this last round of antibiotics, I'll probably try to find another urologist who might have the cure, because this is really stressing, tiring and it's causing problems at work.

Comment from: giyo, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 10

I have prostatitis for the last past 4 years. It comes and goes I had taken Levaquin which I think is the best medicine for it. Now, I’ve been experiencing like a burning sensation in my left testicle when I urinate. I drink lots of water, but my doctor says that the best is sexual intercourse as often as possible to clear your prostate and I got to tell you it worked before, especially if you are taking Levaquin which is the antibiotic best for this illness.

Comment from: PTower49, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 10

This is my third episode of prostatitis. Providers: Listen to your patients. When I had my last episode, the "discomfort" was very, very uncomfortable. I had difficulty sitting at work, frequency of urination, and pain at the base of the penis. I consider myself young and this can be scary to younger men.

Comment from: k.wesley-capecod, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 10

My prostatitis started with a twitching right testicle, then constant pain there slowly radiating upward on the right side to my waistline. After bloodwork and an ultrasound, a trip to a urologist, urine specimens, and being checked by the urologist, I was put on 1000 mg of ciprofloxacin a day. I’m on my sixth day taking it. I still have a little pain. If the pain doesn’t subside, I’m to refill the antibiotic. I hope it goes away as quick as it came!

Comment from: Connecticut, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 30

I am a 26-year-old male. I've had prostatitis since I was 23. So far, my symptoms are constant urinating. I've noticed that exercise, warm baths, and the medication work together quite well. I do not always take the meds, but exercising and the baths by themselves work like magic.

Comment from: btellman, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 20

I have had chronic prostatitis for most of my life since I was 30 years old. I am now 59 (almost 60). I don't know what causes my prostate to become enlarged, but when it does, I feel very tired, the backs of my upper legs ache, and I have a general aching in my scrotum and anal area. In the past, I had a urologist who would massage my prostate digitally pretty aggressively until a white fluid would come out of my penis. He would collect this fluid on a glass slide and examine it under a microscope for bacteria. He would then prescribe Floxin, which worked the best to alleviate my problem. I have tried other antibiotics, but Floxin always worked best for me in this situation. When I was 34 years old, I had a TUR (Trans Urethral Resection) in which part of my prostate was "ground" away through surgery. This resolved my problem for many years. I remember my surgeon telling me then that I may have to have this surgery again in my late 50s or 60s. I am noticing that this condition is recurring again more frequently, and I may have to check with my current doctor about having the surgery again. I don't really want to go through with this surgery if I can help it, as the aftermath was painful! However, it did completely relieve my problem for many years.

Comment from: prostate confusion, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 23

I was having prostatitis symptoms so I got an examination by my doctor that led him to conclude, after a digital examination, that I had prostatitis. Making a long story short, I was prescribed terazosin HCL 5mg---take one capsule by mouth at bedtime. I have been on this medication for more than a year. My concern: still urgency to urinate, painful erection (down the seemingly urethra or vein atop my penis), and accumulation of a puss like substance that I find at the exit way of my penis, especially in the mornings after waking up. I'm often awakened at night with pain as I am experiencing an erection while asleep. Often I feel an escaping of urine sensation into my urethra as I am sitting or straining to lift an object. There is swelling near the exiting end of the penis which is also painful. That part of the penis seems to be harder than normal at all times. Unable to reach full erection and the partial one is painful with the introduction of blood into the penis. I’m concerned that my doctor is recommending a second opinion as he "can't find anything wrong" considering the data he's given from urine and blood exams by the examining agencies.

Comment from: Relieved , 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 30

I went through hell for a week as doctors told me I had gonorrhea. I thought my wife was cheating on me! After spending $90 to treat gonorrhea and syphilis, it didn't improve. So I went for a second opinion. First thing the doctor did was check my prostate, and immediately he determined it was prostatitis. I’m on medication for 10 days, and then i'll be fine. Thank God!

Comment from: Scott, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 01

It's not prostatitis. It's chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). It is caused by tense pelvic muscles from over sexual activity in most cases. Stopping masturbation for an extended period of time and physiotherapy are the only things that may cure it.

Comment from: Hootie_99, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 26

It's unbelievable the ignorance on prostatitis. In most cases, it has nothing to do with bacteria or infection. Antibiotics change your gut flora and actually make you worse. It's a tension of the pelvic muscles brought on by stress or over-masturbation. The tense inflamed muscles surrounding the prostate can also inflame the prostate causing prostatitis. So the prostate may not be the problem; it may be the muscles surrounding the prostate that are in chronic tension.

Comment from: Xanaan, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: November 01

I have prostatitis for around 10 years and I have not still contacted any doctor or physician.

Comment from: warrior, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 08

I had a colonoscopy on 7-25-13 and on the 27th or maybe earlier I started having pain and burning when peeing. It then got hard to pee and it would stop and go. I also had constipation, fever, sweating, back pain, etc. I went to the doctor on the 7-31 and was told I had a bacterial prostatitis. My prostate test was 18 and my urine test came back positive. They gave me Cipro for 3 weeks. It is still painful but getting better (I think). I've been on the cipro for 3 full days Did I get this from the colonoscopy because I was fine before I went in for the procedure.

Comment from: Mots, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 26

One fine morning developed severe chills and my whole body was shaking. Thought it to be a heart attack or high blood pressure problem. Rushed to a GP-who treated symptomatically. Blood test showed PSA to be >100. Was diagnosed prostatis and started with Flomax (Tiamulosin-0.4mg) once at bed time and an antibiotic-Levofloxacin-750 mg once a day for 20 days, followed by 500mg for next 10 days and then 250mg for another 10 days. During the treatment the PSA reduced to 7.2 and free PSA ratio to 7.8% (indicating 55% chance of malignancy). I had observed only one problem with Levofloxacin-the tendon-achilles and my feet started having great pain. In the morning, am not able to walk fast. Am now on Flomax waiting for a month for another free PSA lab report and if it lowers further, would have to undertake biopsy for final diagnosis of malignancy. If any one has same experience, please share or any natural remedies-please share.

Comment from: Adam, 13-18 Male Published: October 06

To make a long story short... I got prostatitis, went to see the doctor, got medication and recovered within 3 days with the help of much prayer and rest.

Comment from: OPEN TO ALL, 25-34 Male Published: October 06

Wow am I glad I got up this morning and found your site, we have been to about 5 different doctors, urologists, infection specialist, er and several others. This sounds like what my husband has, was it hard to diagnose? Because it seems like all of the Drs. don't have a clue, he has been given several different doses of antibiotics, some grape drink Cytra-2 to make the urine less acidic, it has been a difficult time he's only 29 years old and I think I hope I have found what it is, thank you all for sharing your comments and if you have any suggestion please share them. Thanks again

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Comment from: mtnbyker, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 06

Began vigorous 25mi/day biking last May 2009. PSA jumped from previous yearly average of 1.0-1.5 to 7.7 in mid August. Completed biopsy yesterday. Prostate is twice normal size. Awaiting test results. Had ruled out biking related PSA issues, until I took a hard look at prostatitis correlations. There are untold number of bikers who can relate biking and inflamed prostate stories!! Betting on this one. Will know by in 3 or 4 days.

Comment from: A.J.Earlam, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 03

I have had pain in my penis and groin area for several years. This is sometimes accompanied by a fever. I also need to urinate frequently. I have been diagnosed with prostatitis, but all the tests that I have taken come out normal. I have just finished a course of antibiotics, and my urine sample is clear, but the symptoms still persist.

Comment from: TexMexMan, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 18

Please be very specific in describing your symptoms to your caregiver. I was just seen for prostatitis and it was a toss-up there between an STD, UTI, sports Injury, tight pants, you get the picture. Be clear and concise in your detailed description. The frequent urination, the dribbles, the strong urge, and don't forget the odor as well. The pain in the right testicle, the tip of the penis, pain and discomfort while urinating, and the lower back/flank soreness is vital. Be ready for a digital exam, urine sample, and be positive.

Comment from: shinnystar09, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 03

My husband has been diagnosed with prostatitis, and I am very concerned about this. He noticed blood in his urine and had pain in the anus area.

Comment from: Don L, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 15

I have had blood in the urine since I was in high school. I had a kidney stone around age 16 and that is when I first noticed. Although not noticeable by the naked eye, every urine sample since has shown blood in the urine. I have been to a urologist in the past 5 years and he has given me ciprofloxin several times, but nothing seems to clear the blood from the urine. My siblings, brother and sisters, have this same problem.

Comment from: 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 01

Having some discomfort in the penis, almost in the mid section. Also, pain deep in the anus area. No pain when passing stools and no pain when urinating. No burning in the penis, although I am having trouble with erections. Urine pressure seems okay, bladder empties somewhat normal. Just the pain and discomfort in the penis, only once in a while, perhaps 2-3 times daily lasting for about 20-40seconds and pain in the anus area, but seems quite up inside.