This is regarding my friend's dad, aged 76-years-old. He has had recurrent urinary tract infections in the past three months, and every time the culture shows up, some bacteria, I guess, E Coli. He also strains while passing urine and has weak power (stream). He has also already taken Nitrofurantoin, Augmentin duo, and Levobact 750 mg, but the recent culture still shows E coli. He has had high blood pressure and diabetes for the past 20 years, but well-maintained fasting blood sugar is usually between 80- 100 mg/dL, and BP is usually between 120- 130 mm Hg. He does not have a burning sensation while urinating, fever, pain in the back and has never seen blood in the urine. He is currently taking Urimax 0.4, Telma AT, Amlong 5 mg, and Glucomet tablets. Our doctor said there can be some blockage or obstruction and has suggested some tests like PSA and CT Urography. Please go through the attached reports and please clear our doubts,
Why is he always having infections and RBC in his urine? Why is it not going away after taking powerful and costly antibiotics? How to treat early renal parenchymal disease as seen on Ultrasound? He has albumin 80, creatinine 50, and Serum creatinine is 1.2 in urine. What does it signify, and how to treat it? Should we also do PSA and CTU as costly tests? What treatment do you advise?
Please guide us.