Some background... I'm late 30s, generally in perfect health, ideal BMI, good diet, non-smoker, only "substances" are moderate caffeine and decent beer, gym three times a week and no undue stresses in every day life.
About 6 weeks ago I had a urinary tract infection. Standard stuff (I had one about 9 years ago, easily cured with antibiotics)... constantly needing to pee, burning sensation at the end of the flow, darker urine, general feeling of malaise and "bleahhh". My GP gave me 5 days of Trimethoprim, which took care of things nicely.
After a week of feeling perfectly normal, I had a day of wanting to pee every hour or so. The burning sensation reappeared slightly and there was a slight whitish discharge, so I panicked and went straight back to the GP, who gave me 7 days of Cephalexin. This cured the obvious signs of infection, but it never really completely killed the slight feeling of "sensitivity".
This "sensitivity" has come and gone ever since, and I'm pretty sure it's based around my prostate. There's no obvious sign of infection... just an awareness that my prostate is there and sometimes a feeling that I haven't quite emptied my bladder properly (or a feeling that I need to go again right away). To be honest, I think I've had more days with absolutely no symptoms whatsoever, and even when there are symptoms, they're pretty mild, but it's still annoying!
I usually drink a lot of water (easily 5 or 6 pints per day) but I've eased off on that recently... I had a couple of days where I felt a lot of pressure on my bladder and wondered whether my prostate was restricting the flow somewhat. I'm wondering now whether I should try increasing my water consumption a lot, but trying to keep it gradual throughout the day.
Any feedback or advice gratefully received. Does this sound like prostatitis?
(I've booked an appointment with a urologist, but the UK health service moves in mysterious ways, so it's not until mid-June