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I'm 20 years old, and I believe I have prostatitis. I wasn't specifically diagnosed with it as my doctor was reluctant to believe someone my age had it and insisted it was likely a strained muscle from working out.
My symptoms were consistent pain in the testicles, anus/rectal area, lower back, and bladder/waist-line area. I also had a weak urine stream and occasionall pain on head of my penis. My doctor found no signs of STDs (not surprising since I wasn't and am not sexually active) and no odd lumps or bumps. She mentioned prostatitis as a possibility but, as I said, was reluctant.
My urine tests came up clean with no bacterial growth, but I was instructed to take Cipro twice a day for two weeks anyway. The antibiotics knocked it out completely and I felt perfectly normal and pain-free for 8 or 9 months, until just recently. My symptoms have returned, though they aren't as bad (yet) and I'm planning to go to the doctor in a week or so. I have a few questions I'd like to ask here as I'm not extremely comfortable talking about it to anyone in real life.
So, one common factor I've noticed during each occasion is that I was masturbating excessively, and I mean EXCESSIVELY. You see, I have severe anxiety and depression and am often quarantined inside the house and, therefore tend to have far too much free time on my hands. So, I was wonding whether or not that could be a likely contributor to the problem?
Second, I was wondering what the chances of my condition being caused by bacteria would be. The urine sample tested clean and had no bacterial growth, which was disappointing, but the Cipro knocked out all my symptoms in only two weeks which made me a bit hopeful, so I was wondering if there could still be a possibility that the proble is indeed caused by bacteria despite my clean urine sample.
Finally, any advice from experienced individuals is absolutely welcome as my anxiety and what not are making it extremely difficult for me to deal with this issue, so I'm definitely open to trying any sort of remedies or lifestyle changes that might help
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