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Why does my father urinate every hour?

Q: My 65 years old father had urine infection and Klebsiella pneumoniae was detected in the culture test. He used to urinate every 15-30 minutes before he started taking an intramuscular injection - Netromycin 300 mg for 5 days. Now he urinates every hour, even at night and hence does not sleep well. He is a colostomy patient too. The doctor has prescribed Urispas twice daily and Roliten for 10 days. Please advise.

A:Your father obviously had an episode of urinary tract infection (UTI). UTI in men is always associated with a primary pathology, which, if untreated, will cause the infection to recur. Most common cause of UTI in 65 years old would be bladder outlet obstruction, though there could be other reasons, including the earlier surgery for carcinoma rectum. His urologist needs to assess him for the basic pathology behind infection and treat that too to have long-term successful outcome.


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