Prostate problems for 6 months, depressed what should i do?

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Hello. I am 22.I've had some sort of big trouble in my prostate for 6 months now. It all started back in September 2015 when i must have gotten gastroenteritis somehow and i started feeling some retention when peeing and i was worried i might get a uti or sth. Gastroenteritis went away after a few days and i was feeling fine with urination, erection etc. In mid-november i started getting serious prostate and urination iritation, bladder pressure and then i thought i must have had a uti. I didnt wake up in the middle of the night to pee as i am seeing in posts but i still had trouble urinating and feeling i emptied completely. I did 10 days of vibramycin with no effect. A month later i went to my doctor and after examinations etc we found i had chlamydia,ureaplasma,enterococus and e.coli.  I did 7 days of ciproxin and started feeling a little better, did an ultrasound for low in the belly and they said prostate was in normal size. Few days later,i discovered cipro caused me increased heart rate to a point i was worried i might get a heart attack or sth.

I stopped ciproxin and left my hometown for work somewhere else where i thought of finding another doctor to continue and complete my recovery. The other doctor gave me 2 weeks of zinadol and after i finished all that i went to test how i was. At that point i was still feeling terrible while masturbating and ejaculating, and serious pressure in the bladder not just then but generally. I did the tests and they came back all clean. Showed them to my doctor and told him that i was still feeling terrible and he told me to learn to live with it. Hearing that, i was devastated because its not just a small irritation ,it's truly crippling my sex life and my general life. I can't even get a full erection. Something must still be wrong. I called my previous doctor from my hometown and he told me to try cipro 500mg again believing we might get it this time. I started it and 5-6 days into it i started feeling allright (urine flow improved quite a bit) but on day 7- 11 i started feeling a little suspect again. I thought i should masturbate to flush out infected matter and to see how well i am right now. I immediately started feeling terrible again but still ejaculated with a lot of pain and almost feeling or urination at the same time. I was really scared and regreted it. The next day i was feeling allright again for some reason and masturbated(really dumb i know). It all started pretty good this time, pretty close to normal but by the end i was feeling bladder pressure and disfunction again. That was last thursday 21/04/2016. Ever since i ejaculated then(again almost feeling of urination alltogether) i am feeling my prostate inflamed and irritated. I am always drinking water and going to the bathroom regularly (not very often and not at nights as i am reading in other posts), but i am feeling a retention of urine and struggling to pee to the last drop(something i havent felt in months) as well as sexual disfunction. I cant get an erection without feeling pressure against my bladder almost instantly. I've cut down on masturbating this past 3 weeks and i am currently on my fourth box of cipro, 15 days of taking this medicine. But still no difference. I am really depressed about this matter and it has exhausted me emotionally. I;ve avoided girls altogether because of this.  My doctor told me to finish this fourth box of cipro and then cut it and talk to another doctor. But what after that? I m still feeling terrible. he told me about saw palmeto, but its like an aspirin, it goes away. Then i started reading about changes in eating (eliminating gluten) and that really messed me up. And if i go to another doctor im pretty sure there wont be a difference because i;ve been to 2 this past 3 months and my problem is still there.

Please help and advice anyone, and sorry for the long post. Thank you.

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    I agree, go see a urologist, get your bladder scanned and ask him to scope you.  Then don't be afraid to get a second opinion.   You definitely don't want him to do something that is not needed, then you will have problems!
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    I had a lot of infections last year, which didn't initially go away because specific antibiotics are needed for specific bacteria. Even after finding the antibiotic that worked, the infections returned after about a week. Then I was scheduled for a TURP procedure and while waiting for 3 months my gp gave me the same antibiotic but just one tablet daily as a preventive (prophylactic). By the time I was due to have the TURP, my retention problem had eased enough for my urologist to cancel the op in favour of trying out stoppping the antibiotic. Now after 3 weeks I'm peeing normally without any sign of return of the infections. The moral of this story, I suggest, is make sure each of the bacteria found in your system is treated with an antibiotic that is not resistant to that particular bug. Hope you find permanent return to good health soon, your story is not the sort of experience a 22 year-old should ever have to endure.
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