dx with epyditimitis(spelling?).Pain return but diff location

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dx with epidytimitis.at the time pain would come and go and was generally in my testes.

now 2 yrs later pain has returned but location has moved to pelvic area just left of base of penis. it also comes and gos but is often severe. no trouble urinating. found that stimulation to penis often relieves pain but directly after ejaculating pain is severe again for few mins. any ideas? no insurance so cant just go to dr.

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    I've had several bouts with epidytimitis over the eyars, and twice in the 15 months I cathed four times a day.  I would highly recommend going to the doc/urologist and get antibiotics.  I don't see any value to delaying treatment!  Last time I had it, I went to local urgent care, explained to the doc that this was a reoccuring infection, and would he just prescribe antibiotics.  He did, I took them, and---- the end of the problem, QED. Again, with your history of having had it, it may be that simple. 
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    Hi Dear ozzie84294,

    You are not alone . A few weeks after the PAE, I had the same painful experience after ejaculation, It was painful!!!. But with time, the pain is no more. I had the PAE done here in Sydney 7 months ago.I am feeling great at least for now.

    Please if you have pain in other areas of the body, GO and see your Doctor and explain. I had pain only the that region. But now am just fine

    Regards.

    mathy71633.

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    Hey Guys, thought I should come back to give updates to my condition. Long story short, I have had epididymitis/prostatitis since 2004. It was very very difficult to treat. In 2011, I finally went to see a specialist who did a semen culture test and they found strep B in the semen and I was given Co-amoxiclav for 14 days. I was trouble-free for 2-3 years but in between, the pain would come back suddenly but subside after a course of painkillers [naproxen/diclofenac]. I also had to get up several times to the toilet. Each time I relapsed, I went back to my specialist and underwent another semen culture test, each time the result was negative.

    Since last year April, the pain came back with a vengeance and has not subsided. I went back to my specialist who did a semen culture test again and again the results were negative. I was really helpless. In between, I took 2 courses of Co-amoxiclav and 1 course of doxycycline plus 2 courses of ibuprofen, as well as all those natural antibiotics out there that claim to kill off whatever infection that tests could not find. I also did the magnesium treatment 2x but the pain persisted.

    Finally.. Guys listen carefully, I did deep googling, studied medical journals, and finally I suspected, the infection could be caused by Yeast. I switched hospitals, was referred to a urologist who disbelieved my suspicions. That fellow is a clueless dude. I insisted for 2 semen cultures to be done, 1 for bacteria and 1 for fungus and I insisted that they wait 5 days before confirming the results. 2 doctors displayed disbelief and made stupid remarks "You need 5 days? the standard duration is 48 hours, which is sufficient to grow the bacteria" and No, I insisted 5 days.

    So.. they found yeast in the semen finally. If I hadn't insisted for 5 days incubation of the test, likely they were going to tell me "oh, there's nothing wrong with you, we found nothing" Instead, the 3rd doctor who attended to me said "hmm this is rare, I am not an expert in this field, I gotta transfer you to the Infectious disease department". The 3rd doctor didn't even know what medication to prescribe me or how many days dosage.

    I tell you guys, don't give in to the theory of no bacteria until you have tried a semen culture for yeast and bacteria. Insist for 5 days. All the medical guys all there who say fungus is rare, its because they never test for it and when they do, they don't culture it long enough. The 48 hours regimen is not sufficient to culture such elusive bacteria/yeast.

    I demanded to speak the to their senior management for explanation and they slotted me for the earliest appointment with the Infectious disease clinic.

    I will come back to update later.

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