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I’m not sure if some of these symptoms are related or not, but I’ll lay them all out just in case someone has some answers based off them.
A year and a half ago, I went to the doctor because of pain in my scrotum, he prescribed me an antibiotic for epididimytus after a physical exam. I didn’t actually take the medicine because I was just happy it wasn’t a more serious condition.
Over time the pain went away, and was replaced by swelling, still in my left testicle. Then in the last few months I’ve noticed abdominal softness and swelling, as well as a weird feeling near my rectum. More recently I’ve experienced lower back pain, slight tailbone pain, hip pain (near the top), and maybe slight swelling near the top of my abdomen. I went to another doctor a few weeks ago, and she did a urinalysis, she said it came back perfectly normal, no blood in the urine. She said my fears about colon or prostate cancer aren’t likely, and prescribed me another antibiotic, which I haven’t been able to afford to pick up yet.
My symptoms keep bugging me, and have me worried all throughout my day. I just want to know what’s up, and what I can do about it. I keep worrying about chronic illness, but I can’t afford a proper diagnosis.
I’m 24 years old.
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I’ve looked at IBS, chronic epididmytis/orchitus, nerve damage, and various other things as possible factors. I also had a rollover car acccident last summer I was never examined after, so there could be a slipped disc somewhere, but I think I would have noticed sooner and I don’t know why that would cause hip pain.
Your problem is you need to take the antibiotics which you should have taken on the first diagnosis then you would not be going through your problems now.....get the antibiotics and take them otherwise you are going to get a very bad infection which may not be controlled if you let it go any further. I suggest borrowing some money from a friend or family and get the antibiotics down you asap...best wishes....
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I would try to find out if anyone can pick your latest prescription for you. I would also check to see if your first antibiotic is still in date and if it is, I would start taking it and finish the course. Always take the medication your doctor prescribes you. If you had an infection, it may have got worse because you didn't take the medication to clear it up.
My whole family got the flu, so it’s hard to tell if new symptoms are related to that or not, but I’ve having some left flank pain, kidney pain, cold sweats, and more. I’m two days out of the major flu symptoms.
I’ve also started on my antibiotic, at last. New health insurance kicked in.
Still puzzled abou what (worried about nasty) condition I hope I don’t have. I’ve looked at the symptoms for Lyme Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Pancreatic Cancer, Lymphoma, and more. I just want to feel well again, and hope I don’t have anything serious.
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