Men and prostate problems
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|Mon, 03-05-2012 - 9:20pm|
I'm a regular poster on other IV boards. I came here looking for insight and advice on a problem my husband is having. About a year ago he started complaining of having a bladder infection. He was having difficulty and pain during urination and sex, and sometimes just pain in general. He started drinking cranberry juice and my dad suggested he take saw palmetto for prostate health. He did. It seemed to get a little better, but when he stopped drinking the juice, it came back worse. It lasted a few more weeks, and finally he stopped talking to me about it (so I assumed it was gone). About 6 months ago he mentioned he had a bladder infection again, but never said anything else about it. I've been telling him to see the urologist but he won't. I don't know why he doesn't want to go. About 3 days ago he told me he has another bladder infection. He said it never went completely away from 6 mos ago, but it was manageable. I started researching today and I found out that he is having the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. I am really concerned. He doesn't seem to be concerned at all. What should I do? Should I insist he go to the doctor, even if it seems like I'm nagging or makes him angry? Or should I just assume he will go if he thinks he needs to?
He's 37 years old, we've been married 14 years and we have 5 kids. I know men typically have prostate issues in their 40's and 50's, so I don't know if he's still too young to have to worry about it. Any insight or advice?