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My husband is 81 y/o and has recurring UTI's due to BPH. He…

My husband is 81...

My husband is 81 y/o and has recurring UTI's due to BPH. He is on Tamsulosin B.I.D and Drs say there is nothing more to do. Would a low dose of antibiotics on a regular basis help prevent future occurrences?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

He is taking Tamsulosin, meds for Diabetes, high blood pressure, an anti-depressant, Lantus and a statin. He has just been in the hospital a second time with confusion and marked weakness.

Doctor's Assistant: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?

He saw his PCP Thursday a week ago ;and admitted to hospital that night.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

He took Risperdal for many years and has extra pyramidal symptoms.

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The low dose regular antibiotic usually does not help because there is resistance towards the antibiotics. Your doctor may need to get the following investigations done;

1) Uroflowmetry.

2) Urodynamics

These will tell if there is residual urine in bladder and if there is issue regarding the contractility of the bladder. In both of these cases, antibiotics would not prevent the recurrence. There would be chronic infection.

Thus either the prostate surgery or medication to empty the bladder would be needed.

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