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I first had symptons of prostatitis back in March 2015, aged 21. I had pain in my testicles and lower back, as well as frequent urination. This started over the course of a few days. I went and got a urine and STI sample, which were all clear, but I took a two week course of Cipro anyway, and all the symptons went away with this.
Symptons then came back in June and I took a two week course of ofloxacin, and it went away then came back again in July. After an ultrasound and cytoscopy proved unremarkable, I took another course of antibiotics, Cipro again, for 4 weeks, in September 2015. Symptons cleared but came back in November, but this course gave me some burning nerve pains in my feet, which I'm led to believe is a very serious side effect. These slowly faded over time.
I saw a very good urologist in January 2016 who gave me a post massage urine culture. There was no bacteria, just some white blood cells and he seemed to think that given all the symptons came back after stopping antibiotics and there was no bacteria growing, it wouldn't be worth taking any more cipro or ofloxacin.
I was prescribed tamsulosin, which has improved but not cleared my symptons, and also tried some alternative antibiotics, doxycycline and trimethoprim, but neither were successful. I have also had a semen culture which showed no growth, although my analysis showed low sperm motility.
Essentially, I'm in a difficult position. Do I take more cipro even though there's no obvious infection and I have suffered side effects, or do I wait this out and see what happens. Life feels in limbo as my symptons have never fully cleared up, and I suffer from a range of problems which have contributed to me feeling very down a lot of the time.
Advice, suggestions would be appreciated?
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