Paul, age 27, is a drummer in a leading New Zealand rock band. He came to see me a few years ago complaining about his nighttime urination issues. He was getting up at least three to four times most nights to urinate. His other complaints included night sweats and stabbing pains in the groin, down the inner thigh, insomnia, gas and bloating as well as depression.
With no previous history of bladder or urinary symptoms, I was rather intrigued and referred him to a urologist friend who found no abnormalities. I suspected prostatitis, an inflammation of his prostate. I also requested a complete blood count that was normal. In fact, all of Paul’s results and tests were normal, yet he continued to complain of stabbing pains and night sweats. I started to question him about his relationships and discovered that the problems only started after he began a new relationship with a girlfriend about six months prior.
I suspected that Paul had an STD (sexually transmitted disease) but this was ruled out after extensive testing of urine and blood and a thorough physical examination by the urologist. This led me to conclude that he had an undetected yeast infection, which was affecting his prostate gland, and this is where the stabbing pains down the inner thighs and groin were coming from. After a return visit, I convinced Paul to have his girlfriend visit a female doctor friend of mine, and it was discovered that she had a severe case of vaginal thrush.
My suspicions were correct. Paul had contracted a yeast infection from his girlfriend and it had traveled up his urethra and infected his prostate gland. These infections are more common than you think, and if you are a male with unexplained pains in the groin and running down the inner thighs, along with bloating, gas or any other digestive complaints, then you may well have a yeast infection of the prostate as well. Does your girlfriend or wife have vaginal thrush? You may want to encourage her to get it sorted or it may affect your prostate gland.
Paul was placed on a strong candida killing formula in high doses for nearly six months, along with consuming three cloves of raw garlic each day. I had him take a powerful probiotic every three hours (up to eight to ten capsules daily) and we also used the Candida Crusher Diet principles. I was very tough on him in terms of his alcohol consumption, as he was a big beer drinker, but he really wanted to beat this thing and complied one hundred percent with my tough recommendations. It took over six months, but Paul did overcome his problems and now enjoys normal health once more.