Dimished flow after catheter removal
Hi all, first time posting but you all seem like a very knowledgeable group so I'm hoping you can help.
My partner is 74 and recently experienced blood in the urine, so his doctor sent him to a urologist who diagnosed a uti (for which he took antibiotics)and a mildly enlarged prostate. Scans also revealed mild thickening of bladder wall with a diverticula and a few small cysts on the bladder, but his main concern was that he was not voiding his bladder. He tried to send a camera into the bladder but discovered a stricture on the way (in the doctor's words, he had been "peeing through the eye of a needle") so had surgery to burn the stricture away. This resulted in having to wear a catheter for 2 weeks. Last Monday the catheter was removed. He couldn't leave the hospital until he was able to urinate normally 3 times in 3 hours, and as he was able to perform this task, he was released.
Now it's 4 days later. He has no bleeding, but for the past 2 days he has been urinating FAR less than normal - in fact he says he'd be lucky to fill an egg cup each time! There's no urgency to uirinate, just very diminished output, and for the past 2 mornings he has awoken with an erection which causes considerable pain and burning when trying to urinate.
It's easter holidays at the moment so he can't contact his urologist, but I'm hoping someone in here might have an answer, or advice, or have been through this themselves. He feels fine, but is obviously very concerned about the situation, as am I. '
Any help would be greatly appreciated.