| | Bacterial Prostatitis Advice
Just a bit of advice if anyone could. I've been on antibiotics for 13 weeks for bacterial prostatitis. 1 week Levaquin, 3 weeks Cipro, 6 weeks Tecquin and 3 weeks Septra. I finally went to an urologist instead of my own doctor. He only did a pre-exam urinalysis and when he did the digital exam, he didn't feel my prostate for more than a second (literally)...then said he found nothing wrong. I am sure, from the symptoms, that I am still infected. In your opinion, should a post digital exam urinalysis have been done?...and can he tell anything by just sticking his finger in and then right out? Would I be wrong to go back to my family practitioner and ask him to retest the prostatic fluids after the exam to make sure? Would my urologist be offended if I went back and requested that he did this test and possible a sonogram? I am still having regular urethra pain and my lower back and sides are hurting...in the kidney area. I told the urologist this, but he didn't really acknowledge it. He put me on Flomax to increase my urine stream....I could care less about my urine stream as long as I am still in pain. I was considering going to my Dr and asking him to put me on Floxin.....How does that sound?
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