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I was 40 and otherwise reasonably fit when I first noticed symptoms over 2 years ago, but like most of us ignored them thinking they would just go away. I eventually attended a clinic and had a full sexual health check which I was convinced would show positive for some form of infection, but all results were negative. Symptoms at that time where:
Deep redening of the penis and associated soreness particularly at the tip.
Testicle pain, which included enlarged testicles & swollen epididimus (constantly feeling as though I been kicked a short time before)
An infuriating tingling felt through the scrotum
Contracting and tightening of the scrotum
Pain at the very tip of the penis on ejactulation
Soreness when urinating
On two occasions developed headed spots on my scrotum
After 3 visits to the doctor and treatment for thrush I was given Doxycycline for two weeks. man what an improvement my symptoms started to subside. I completed the course but within days the symptoms started to worsen again. A further visit to the doctors and I was diagnosed with Epididimitis and given a further months course of doxycycline. Symptoms still hadn't cleared by the completion of that course.
I was then referred to a Urologist and I embarked on over a year of taking doxycycline and approximately 6 months of tamsulocine. I was given a flexible cystocopy that confirmed Chronic Protititis. Eventually I came off the Doxycycline and did not experience a deteriation. I then came off the temsulocine and within a week symptons have now worsened again although not to the initial level.
My urologists now says he has exhausted the suitable medication and has offered me a Prostatic Massage. In his experience he says it does help the majority of his patients, but have also agrivated the condition in a minority. I therefor have to make the choice. Do I continue with the discomfort managing with regular pain killers or take the chance with the massage.
After two years of this I think I've aged 10. Standard of life and relationships have suffered greatly and I really am very desperate to get some sustained relief from this condition at this point I feel that the massage is now my only route forward.
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