Desperately in need of help

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Hello I'm new here,

This is my second bout with prostatitis.iam currently on Bactrim for 1 month I'm just 5 days in with little improvement. I have taken cirpo for a month it didn't work so my urologist switched me to bactrim. I don't have pain with ejaculation, only pain with laying on my stomach.

I also have pain in my hip around the joint I'm thinking its muscle dysfunction that's causing my conduction because my doctor said my urine was clean. My lower back also hurts extremely bad I just need to know what's going on it is causing me so much trouble and dropping me into depression.

The pain goes down my butt ain't radiates to my right testicle and then starts to hurt them both.i was completely fine until I ejactlated but it didn't hurt.

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    Hello John. I suffered for 3 months last year, it's a waiting game unless you have an infection. I paid to see a specialist. Well worth the money. Good luck.
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    Unfotunately your symptoms are typical of prosatitis. They can last for months but will eventually go away. In my case they have several times gone overnight.
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    Right now I have pain behind my testies I guess I will get through the pain and see if it passes after I finish the meds, my doctor has put me on a anti inflammatory too.

    The reason why I think it's back/hip related is because I used to sleep on the couch instead of my bed and I think I may have twisted my pelvis and caused some nerve damage. I need some advice on what I should do next it may be all in my head I don't know

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    Hi John

    As you research 'prostatitis' more and more, you will begin to find that is a condition that can have many causes and also, many of them have little to do with the prostate except that the prostate might be inflammed as well. The medical profession are beginning to change the name to CPPS - Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. Pain in the pelvis can of course be caused by bacterial infection but seems strange that in a huge percentage of cases (over 50, possibly over 90) no bacteria are identified as a cause.

    In a number of cases the problem has been identified as nerve damage.  Typically this is one or both of the pudendal nerves. It would be a good idea to do a bit of research on this because you have some of the symptoms.  Be wary of 'making' your symptoms fit a paticular condition though. The main symptoms are:

    Pain in the perineum (feels like you've landed astride a bar)

    Worst when sitting (but not so bad on the toilet)

    There are lots of other symptoms ... bladder, bowel, groin. lower back. genitals (especially scrotum) can all be affected - and quite badly.

    If you can definitely identify an injury that you have had to the lower back sometime in your past - even a long time ago then that adds another big tick for Pudendal Nerve damage (Neuralgia PNN or Entrapment PNE). Sitting badly whilst working under tension (eg computer) is another big tick for causing the condition.

    If you believe this sounds possible then you need to get the nerve back out of tension.  That is not an easy task. You would have to stop doing those things that agitate it - quite difficult if your job requires sitting etc.

    The wrong or over vigorous exercise can worsen it. Gentle stretches and a lot of rest (non sitting) seems best. Unfortunately the medical profession are slow to recognise this and say it's rare. But then - why are they unable to diagnose the cause of 'prostatitis' so often?  Interesting point - especially when there are a significant number of women who suffer the same.  They of course don't have a prostate.

    Do continue working with your GP but if you believe you have nerve damage start taking steps to sort it. It will take a long time.  I know.  I have been there. But 5 months in and I'm vastly improved.

    Good luck

    Richard

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      Thanks Richard,

      The testicle pain has subsided and I feel better but it lasted for hours which is Nerve racking, also the back pain has went away too

      I just need to get to the bottom of why I have this at the moment I don't want it to ruin my sex life.

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      Did your GP check for Epididymitis? I was prescribed Cipro for prostatitis and only some of the symptoms went away.

      I was then found to need a different antibiotic for Epididymitis.  

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      At first I had epidmytis and given cipro 14 days. Worth with refill I finished the 14 day then got the refill so it was 28 days worth of Cipro,the testicle pain went away. Then I developed the right hip joint pain, so I went to the ER he diagnosed me with epididymis again and gave me doxy with prednisone.

      The pain didn't go away after a few days so I visited the urologist he told me he's giving me Bactrim plus meloxicam and told me to come back in a month. I currently still have the right hip/joint pain that makes my right testicle hurt badly

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      I've had hip joint pain as well but I didn't associate them with my prostate . It was eventually put down to bursitis and I had cortisone injections in each hip.

      So many nerves in that area and so much referred pain. 

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      I have read that masturbation helps but I'm afraid to do so, since it brought me pain the next day, is it safe to not masturbate for a month I don't want it to congest and cause more pain
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      John and all, I wish there was a good answer to every question. However, each question really can have a different meaning to each person. For me I am soon four months since the prostat operation, things are better. The changes I have had to make are really changes that have changed my life.There is no full preparation for all of this. Two very experienced doctors talked me through it what they called it ' all". I guess they have never been on this side of the blade or the pain. But what really hurt was when I had pain after the operation for this young skinny MD to rudely tell me it was my weight  that caused problems. So, sometimes ice packs, sometimes heat, sometimes meds, sometimes a good shot or two of Metaxa. good luck....

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    This is just a guess, I am not a doctor, but with pain in your back, it might also be your kidneys, especially if you have burning urination. Let us know what it turns out to be.

    Neal

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    Hello John.  I don't know if this has anything to do with prostatitis.  But it is a infection.  I was in the hospital last year and had sipsis.  I had alot of pain in my groin area.  And I had pain on the left side.  It felt like someone was pulling out my left nut.  I have had 5 infection last year and 1 this year and had the same pain.  Talk to your doctor.  There has to be something he can give you for the pain.  Ken    
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