I had an infection after my biopsy and was readmitted to hospital for IV antibiotics.
Unfortunately I subsequently got another infection when I was hospitalised because my catheter had come adrift - that's another story in itself. The problem was that this second infection was determined to be Clostridium difficile known as C-Diff. This is a particularly nasty bug which attacks patients who have recently been treated by anti-biotics.
There are plenty of articles on the net, so won't go into detail here.
The relevant issue for me is that C-Diff needs to be treated with very potent drugs like Vancomycin, and is prone to recur even after it is apparently fixed. I had three recurrences and was under the care of the Infectious Diseases consultant at my local hospital. It was eventually cleared up by a long term decreasing dose of Vancomycin. I was only one step away from the fecal transplant solution - something I'd rather not contemplate.
So it definitely pays not to get an infection
, but if you do, then definitely do all you can to avoid a second one.
Age 68 at Dx
10/08 to 03/13 PSA from 2.9 to 7.1
07/13 Bx 4 positive cores from 12 GL 4+5 Pelvic CT and Bone Scan clear
08/13 LRP Path: Gl 4+3 Perineural inv, bladder mgn inv, clear SV, Clear LN pT3a N0 Mx Stage III
10/13 PSA .03
11/13 PSA .07
12/13 6 month ADT commenced (Zoladex) Continence good
01/14 37 sessions of RT commenced.
05/14 PSA <.01 Incontinence returns
08/14 PSA <.01