22 year old diagnosed with epiditimytis and prostatis. How did I get this?

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Hello, this all started when I started having unprotected sex with a new partner it is no doubt the worst thing I've ever gone through on April 15. (In my defense we had both gotten STD tests before engaging.) 2 weeks later it burned when I peed, I was dribbling pee, and it was a very uncomfortable feeling. The clinic thought it was an STD until the urinalysis came back negative and they believed I had a yeast infection based on a rash that had developed all over my butt penis shaft and thighs. They gave me a flucanazole tablet and sent me on my way pending an std test which came back negative.

A month later after protected sex with the same partner. I developed symptoms like discharge, painful testicles, etc. General doctor tested me for stds blood and urine all negative.

A few days later I peed dried blood and the ER found out I have prostatitis and epiditimytis. Due to a bacterial infection Although I have yet to have anything appear on now 5 urinalysis w culture tests and my various negative std tests. She gave me 2

Weeks of doxycycline it went away.

SYMPTOMS returned with severe sharp pain in left side of penis head. (From the corona to the tip of the penis) and the next dr I saw found my prostate to be re infected and gave me 3 weeks of ciproflexin (no hernia, lumps on testicles, after analysis from latest dr visit.

After various std scares, tests, all this confusion no one has been able to tell me how the hell I got this "bacterial infection" to begin with?!

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    Men sometimes get bacterial infections (uti's) that aren't STDs without knowing the exact cause.  The bacterial infection can cause inflammation and if it spreads to your testes then you have epiditimytis. The important thing is that it appears you were treated adequately so I would leave it at that unless it keeps coming back. It's also sometimes cause by refluxed urine. Do you lift heavy weights by any chance? I had epiditimytis a couple of years ago and it's very painful so I can understand your concern. In my case, I think I got it because of an inadequately treated UTI that spread, but once treated properly, it never came back.

    Jim

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      I dont lift weights (I'm a pretty slight guy) BUT I do work at a grocery store where I have to do a lot of lifting etc pushing lines of carts. I have found that most of the problems come after ejaculation. (I assume because the sperm is infected) but if I don't ejaculate the epiditimytis pain in my testicles becomes un bearable. One week into the cipro and unfortunately the symptoms come and go

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    I would suggest looking into Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). test for your urine. if you have an infection this test will find it and provide antibiotic recommendation . I had several tests that were negative and this test found two strains.

    good luck

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      Hey Michael I dont mean to high jack Jaws question, but I am curious how you were able to have this type type testing performed. I actually had never heard of it until I read your reply.  But it makes perfect sense, if you can find the exact strain of bacteria, then you would know what to treat it with.  I have had prostatitis off and on for 20 years, and have never had a urine test come back positive for anything.

      Thanks Joe

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      A friend of mine is a MD and he was wondering why my GP wasn't administering this type of test as well, or at the very least order a PSO test. What anti biotics

      Have you taken? When I eventually got prescribed doxycycline my buddy the DR guaranteed me it would come back and that he couldn't understand why she would give me such a weak anti biotic usually used to treat acne.

      Mine ended up coming back because it would have treated an infection caused by an std even tho that dr saw my negative results.

      Hopefully cipro will knock it out

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      Thank you Derek 76 however, the only side effects I've had are nightmares and joint pain which is a hell of a lot better than painful yellow discharge coming from my penis and p*****g dried blood that looks like seaweed

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      Cipro is a drug to be very careful of and often side effects can often come long after it has penetrated your system.
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      I will IM you the lab info but it's really amazing. My uro in Tampa is called the end of the road in that people go to him after everyone else has failed. The lab sends back a report with the strain and most of the time it's several and what antibiotics to use based on the germs DNA resistance. For me i was put on Cipro before the test, then I had a semon test come back positive for staph. i was sent to infectious desese clinic and put on doxacilian before the DNA test came back. when the test game back it found a gram negative and a gram positive germ and said doxicilan and cipro was not recommended. Docter moved me to levaquin I am 10 days in and my urine stream is back to normal, no dribbling after I urinate but still have urithra dull pain but it's getting better. I will be on levaquin for 28 days. off for a week then tested again to be sure they are gone . The obvious points are cipro and doxicilan were given based on a best guess from the semen sample but it wasnt telling the who story keeping in mind my urin growth sample tested negative for growth, wbc and puss.... when the DNA test came back confirming the staph and finding another. The treatment is targeted and with the folliow up sample it in 2 weeks i can be100% sure its gone . The video on their website said and I believe out of 100 tested threw normal growth cultures 48 were positive, when run through the DNA, all 100 tested positive.

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      Thank you Michael, I look forward to reading more about this. I would caution you like some of the other guys were saying about the fluoroquinolone type antibiotics Levaquin,Cipro etc. I took several 28 day regiments of the Levaquin a few times over the years, for prostate infection. And in 2012 BOTH of my triceps tendons snapped at the same time. They were able to repair the right one, but after 5 surgeries on the left, I have no tendon at all on the left.

      With all that being said any of us suffering from this will try pretty much anything no matter the risk.

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      I read about tendon issues.  I am 44 and work out 5 days a week, I am going to cut way back on the weights and move to cardio for a few weeks.  Cardio makes my urithra and penal pain go way for a few hours also. smile  Does anyone know more about the prostate injections?  I am going to ask my uro and would be open to seeing someone if this is not gone in 28 days but would like to find someone in FL?
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