Concerned Wife in WA said...
Can anyone answer this question
What exactly is considered a flare. He keeps having the episodes that put him back in the hospital but has never gotten better since this started in May. He is back to not being able to eat anything and his nutrition level is going down the toilet. He can hardly stomach taking all the pills he has to take and won't take any supplements. Any ideas?
OK! I was not clear! I should have said, "HEY! I know those symptoms" while shaking my finger.
Let focus on this Q. I (a male) have had my share of flares and hospital stays. When I had the bad flares, got down to nothing, and not being able to do anything(even sex) a prostate infection would set in.
Prostate infections are the most looked over problems. These infection can cause all kinds of weird symptoms and not be detected, unless you have the experiance! Don't assume that a Dr. is going to pick right up on it.........they don't. VERY OVER LOOKED! With my first infection, the Dr thought I had numoinya(poor spelling) and had me go take a ton of chest X-rays. When that came back, he was stumped. I took him 3 trys of medical guessing, the last try made sence. My wife and had just had a baby boy, and I was partly in a flare. After having children, my wife needed to heal, SO nothing went on for a few weeks, on top of the stress of newborns, and my flare an infection sat in.
Go back and read what I posted, this is experiance handed down and will not be told to you by anyone, because of embarassment. I'm not embarassed! I've been poke, pryd, and just about raped from all the medical treatment.
The last stay I had In the hospital It took me 3 days of contunious trying to convince a female DR I needed to get started on antibodies(cipro is really good). Finally I told my male GI Dr what I needed, with out hesitation, he got it for me.
Once you get one prostate infection...It is vey easy to get another. And once you learn the symptoms, you pick right up on it.
I am in no way trying to offend you, please do not get me wrong. This web site has been a heaven send for me and I want to return the favor with my info.
Research prostate infections....please do this for your husband. I can not stress HOW important prostate health is for us guys.
I hope this helps.......really I do!
I look up some good website and try to post back.