Hello everyone. I'm hoping for some insight and also hoping to put my mind at ease.
Beginning of February my dad got a gastro flu for a few days and immediately after started getting right testicular pain. He went to the doctor who ordered an ultrasound and everything came back clear. However as the weeks progressed the pain continued and he started getting pain in in his lower back that radiates down his buttocks to what feels like his prostate. He also at times has a weak urine flow. He went to his GP who did a DRE and said it felt normal but inflamed. Did urine test and blood work. Urine test showed a tiny amount of blood so doctor said prostatitis. Put him on 10 days antibiotics but the pain continued. He went back, another DRE normal and he was put on cipro for a month. The pain is not as bad but it is still pretty painful. His pain used to be all day and now it's not so bad for most of the day but in the early evening it starts up. Another follow up and another DRE last week and the doctor said his prostate still feels inflamed so put him on a different antibiotic. As a side note, when the DRE is done, he feels pain when the doctor touches the prostate. He has had a TRUS done of his prostate and nothing abnormal was found. Unfortunately I have googled prostate cancer symtoms and all I can look at is stage 4 mets to the bones causes pain so I am very worried. My dad is 61 and has always been healthy. Thank you.
Side note. I am not sure if a PSA test was done but I know in the fall as part of his yearly routine he had it tested and his GP never mentioned it so in assuming the results were fine