I have been freaking out all weekend & don't know what to do & need some advice.
I have been self-cathing since April 19th due to a very enlarged prostate. Have done several different anti-biotics (Cipro, Macrobid, Levaquin & now Cipro again) but nothing seems to be helping.
A few times this weekend benn getting some small clots and blood in urine but others times it's yellow & clear. Called Dr & he said it should be OK, does not think I need to go to E/R but come in & see him this week.
My symptoms started in March but got way worse in April and now May has been really bad with a lot of pain & suffering from the enlargement.
I had a cysto done on April 19th and he said there was no strictures & the bladder seemed pretty normal - next step is a biopsy & he said I was probably headed for a turp unless the biospy comes back positive.
My last DRE on May 5th he said he could not feel any lumps but one side was more enlarged than the other. My PSA in March was 17.4 which he said was high but was probably due to the infection. He wants to re-test after the infection goes down if that's what it is.
I really just want to the biospy & trup done asap so I can get on with my life and not have to self-cath anymore - I have been unable to work much due to the pain & to top things off I had to go to the Urgent care last Friday nite due to a small inguinal hernia, which might have been from straining during a bowel movement as this has even affected the rectal area as well.
I have been feeling really hopeless lately & almost feel like I am slowly dying from this - my family keeps saying stick it out but I'm not very good at dealing with pain & health issues. I am a white male, 55 & have always taken good care by eating and exercising healthy.
Is there anything I can do in the meantime to be able to deal with this? I heard on another thread here that Valium might help with the anixety as I have had trouble sleeping due to all the bad thoughts running through my mind.
Any help at all would be appreciated - thanks!