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Groin inflammation with difficult urinating
An_239643 posted:
I am a 70 year old male who recently had a prostatectomy and now suffer from incontinence. Recently I began having inflammation and redness of the groin area and find it very difficult to urinate. The doctors said I have an infection and have been taking antibiotics for about a week without any relief. Has anyone had this experience?
Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Welcome An_239643 and thanks for posting.

I'm sorry to hear you're not experiencing any relief. I would definitely suggest returning to your doctor. Perhaps something else is going on, or the medication needs changing. I'm not sure if the doctor you saw was a urologist or not, but if not, you may want to see one, too.

Here are two other communities where you might be able to find some support:

Men's Health

Prostate Cancer (which I don't know if you had or not)

Please let us know how you're doing and I hope you're starting to feel better,

Freid replied to Byroney_WebMD_Staff's response:
Hi Byroney:

I did end up seeing my urologist who prescribed an antibiotic which cleared up the staph infection but I must be allergic to Sulfamet, because it activated my Eczema. which I'm gradually getting under control.

I will check out the websites you recommded.

Thank you for your response and information.

Byroney_WebMD_Staff replied to Freid's response:
Freid, so glad your staph infection has cleared up and the eczema is calming down. It was smart to go back to your doctor.

Thanks for the update,


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