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i have been having urinary symptoms for about 1 year now. it all started after very cold mountain bike ride. i needed to pee after the ride and when i finished i still had feeling i need o go. i tried but could jest squeeze a tiny bit more. after a week of this i got worried and got seen by doc. after urine test and her telling me that my urine looks pristine she gave me some pills for overactive bladder. i got all side affect listed but didnt do a thing for my symptoms. she gave me different meds, again for overactive bladder, but same story. meanwhile i got checked for std, my psa was done, post residual ultrasound, all came back normal. she sent me to uro. he checks prostate and said it seemed enlarged. when he touched it with finger it felt pretty painful, even though i kept reading prostate exams are no painful. i asked if it the enlargement is because it is inflamed / swollen o is it bhp. he couldnt tell for sure. he came up with prostatitis diagnosis and prescribed cypro, which i turned down, so he gave me bactrim. course of bactrim did nothing, then he put me on flomax, that i used for a couple of weeks getting no relief but all side effects. i also started taking several supplements daily but they dont seem to do any good either. so with all this said, i am wandering what is going on. is it bhp (i am 41, seems a bit early if so), is my prostate irritated somehow, is my urethra irritated? from my research , my symptoms are not in line with any urinary issue i can find? i found some threads with people having similar symptoms, but never a actual diagnosis or treatment.
my symptoms right now are:
-constant sensation of needing to pee, it is not urgent, but its there. it presents itself at the tip of my penis in form of itching or wet feeling, sometimes mild burning or stinging (not painful, 1 or 2 on the scale of 10)
-the sensation is there pretty much all the time, sometimes it goes away after i dont pee for couple of hours, then it feels like i am back to normal, but as soon as i pee it starts again, like something gets irritated and resets the whole cycle
-there is some dribble at the end, few drops, i dont think i had that before
-stream varies, sometimes it seems normal, other times it looks thinner
-i dont have to make effort to start or stop, the stream is continuous, at the end i have to push a few times to get everything out good.
-sometimes, maybe once a week i get this feeling of stinging in urethra between my scrotum and anus, it lasts for a few hours and then goes away
-sex or ejeaculation is not painful
-peeing is not painful unless my urine is concentrated, then its little burning
-i dont need to get up at night
-i dont have pain
the docs are pretty much clueless.appreciate any shared experience.
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