"Frequent urinary tract infection"
About: Queen's Hospital, Burton Upon Trent / Urology Queen's Hospital, Burton Upon Trent Urology DE13 0RB
Posted by Proteus (as ),
I had surgery for an enlarged prostate gland in early July 2005.
After surgery, I suffered an extremely unpleasant "proteus" infection and was repeatedly re-admitted to hospital. Ever since then, I have experienced frequent UTIs, which have necessitated equally frequent prescriptions for antibiotics.
Ultimately I was referred back to Queen's hospital, Burton upon Trent for further investigations late 2012/early 2013. The final step in this process was a cystoscopy last week.
I had been led to expect a local anaesthetic for this procedure, but as far as I was aware none was given. It was an extremely painful and distressing experience - not made any easier by difficulties communicating with the registrar.
Within 2 days I began to experience yet another UTI. But this time it is very significantly worse than anything I've experienced since the original surgery. I have once again been prescribed antibiotics by my GP, so far they seem to be having little effect.
Life is increasingly dominated by my bladder and there are times when I wonder why I ever had the original prostate surgery.