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Ok, here we go. Approximately 2 1/2 months ago I got oral sex from a shady lady. I used a condom, when I ejaculated I observed a hole in the condom right below the head of my penis. Immediately I felt a burning in the head of my penis (very slight). Went to my GP 2 weeks later, he said there is little to no risk in my encounter but gave me levaquin 500mg for ten days. I took all ten days and started feeling better. Ten days later had sex with my wife and boom felt automatic swelling in my prostrate. Went back to my GP now about a month and half since the encounter. GP gave me a gram of azitromycian (spelling). I then was given a std test. I urinated in a cup for the test. 30 minutes later the doctor came in and stated they dropped the sample and now needed to swab my urethra which they did. They then gave me a shot for gonorrehea. The next day I went and got a urine test with the first urine of the day. All tests came back normal and was given an appointment to a urologist. Urologist gave me 30days of doxycycline. Have been taking the antibiotics for 12 days with my symptoms going from a 7 to a 2. Ejaculation makes my symptoms feel lots better. Urologist told me the oral sex had nothing to do with my symptoms. Red meatus,with burning.swollen and painful prostrate. Urologist found nothing in my urine. Before I went to the GP I urinated in a take home UTI test and it came back with leukocyte s in my urine.

I have a few questions:

1. Were the std tests accurate they were NAAT testing
2. Is my wife in danger of an std?
3. Anything else I can do?
4. Can I have unprotected sex with my wife? Test being negative.

Sorry typed this on a cell phone.


Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:57 pm
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Sorry to hear about your situation. Not sure if you have read my post (baggling stupid condition). It is 5 pages long now but same situation as yours. Alot of guys seem to say this started with oral sex....
Did u do antibiotics before urine tests? If so, not as relaible. Naat more relaible...dna test most reliable.
Is your wife in danger? Maybe, bjt i wouldnt take a chance with her health unless i was 100 percent. My wife did 10 days doxy just in case because j was positive for mycoplasma. I tested negative for everything since then but still have symptoms...i still use condom. Just in case.
My naat tests all came negative, wasnt untill i saw specialist that sen me for dna urine and semen that i was positive....2 naat, 3 cultures...all negative. Mycoplasma is not easily detected by culture...


Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:18 pm
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My wife took a gram of azitromycian just in case. Does mycoplasma happen with oral?


Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:27 pm
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Yes, unless i had it for years and didnt know, i got it from oral. I tested neg since and still have issues, so maybe the mycoplasma isnt what is causing it. They dont typically test for myco, ureaplasma so they dont know really how common it is. But its more common than chlam.
Find a doctor who is familiar with this...dont rely on internet, there is too much conflicting info out there.
If i were u, i would wear condom for awhile. Dont take chance with wife and know u are not just ping ponging something back and forth.


Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:17 pm
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Make sure your wife gets tested too, but symptoms of bacterial infections don't appear immediately like in your case - usually take 7-20 days. Something is triggering inflammation (maybe trama to the penis?)


Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:01 am
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Do you or did you have a watery discharge? If you did, when did you notice it?
Thank you for all your help


Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:29 am
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My situation was almost identical to yours - except no condom in my case. And I did have some slight vaginal contact as well. Symptoms and timeline basically identical to yours as well. My symptoms started about 24 hours later. Initially it was irritation around the urethra on the meatus and heavy amount of watery discharge. That lasted for a couple months and eventually the discharge waned. It wasn't until almost 4 months after the start of symptoms that I transitioned from "urethritis"-like symptoms to "prostatitis"-like symptoms. Prostatitis has been much worse! About 1.5 years later the irritation on the meatus sort of went away and now I'm just stuck with a sore and inflamed prostate with the associated burning from that. Be glad ejaculation makes yours feel better, mine is the opposite!

Never tested positive for any STI, only a few random positive cultures over the past few years - once enterococcus and twice e-coli. Been on all the major antibiotics with marginal success while on some of them but symptoms revert right back soon after I've stopped.

No silver bullets in my case. Have tried a ton of things since this started and unfortunately nothing has cured it - internal stretching has probably been the most effective form of treatment for me.

As far as your wife is concerned...I've seen a lot of docs and every single one of them has told me that my wife is not at risk since I have not tested positive for any STI. We started having unprotected sex again about 5mo following my exposure and have been doing so regularly for 1.5 years since then with no apparent effect on her. She's been on three regular gyno visits and nothing appears to be out of order. I've also abstained for about a month while on Levaquin back in early 2016 to check for ping-pong and it made no difference on symptoms. In fact I often find some relief after regular sex (masturbation is the negative culprit).


Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:25 am
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I can't put into words how helpful this forum is. My anxiety has been crippling. Thank everyone for all the help. I will check in and update my symptoms as I get things to report. I am taking a ton of herbal supplements as well. Also got my prostate massager in the maail today. The biggest part is the guilt. I have been 100% faithful for 14 years until this. I feel like this is my punishment for being an idiot It is so hard to look at my family, but telling them is not an option. I live in a crazy strict and religious family. These forums seem to help. At least tell someone.


Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:18 am
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Eventually you'll get over the guilt. I went through the same thing, was 100% faithful for almost 20 years, had one screwup where the whole encounter lasted for minutes. Came home and confessed to wife, got prostatitis...blah blah, same ole story.

It took about 1-1.5 years for me to really forgive myself and eventually disassociate my prostatitis from what happened. It'll take time but you will eventually come to accept that prostatitis isn't the universe punishing you for what happened. It's just some combination of really bad luck and/or physiology.

The only people in my family who know about what happened are my wife (obv) and her parents - I had to tell them in person, that really sucked. We decided not to tell my parents. Nobody else knows I even have prostatitis except for my wife and some co-workers (and only my wife knows how it really came about). At first I wanted to confide in somebody but eventually that urge went away too.

I wish I could say that as guilt faded that the prostatitis went away as well, but alas in my case none of that made any difference. Whether due to an infection, present or past, that triggered some inflammatory response that just won't die, or maybe the initial guilt triggered the response and it still continues...I don't know. Heck maybe I was destined to get prostatitis at some point in my life anyway due to my biology, and the stressful event just jump-started the process, who knows.


Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:06 am
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Bigmac77 wrote:
I can't put into words how helpful this forum is. My anxiety has been crippling. Thank everyone for all the help. I will check in and update my symptoms as I get things to report. I am taking a ton of herbal supplements as well. Also got my prostate massager in the maail today. The biggest part is the guilt. I have been 100% faithful for 14 years until this. I feel like this is my punishment for being an idiot It is so hard to look at my family, but telling them is not an option. I live in a crazy strict and religious family. These forums seem to help. At least tell someone.


All i can say is that if you get your head in the right place, and accept that you will have a rough 1 - 2 years then at least you are prepared for this ride, ive gone from the worst pain you could imagine, to living most days with a level of pain that is totally manageable. I went through every possible treatment, every possible test, every theory.. i found so long as i accepted that i had something probably muscular that i was able to cope.. try not to go through the roller coaster ride that everyone does. :) this forums is a great place to vent.


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I recently saw my gastroenterologist who was diagnosed with prostate cancer himself. He went on to tell me that through his research, he formed the opinion that prostatitis, and prostate cancer in men can come from oral sex. He said that all it takes is one infection to lead to a chronic cycle of inflammation, since an actual infection is so hard to get rid of once it reaches the prostate. He said that oral sex shouldn't be a thing, and that sexual organs are meant only for other sexual organs, no where else, especially not the mouth.

Maybe we don't have certain species in the urinary system (or they're not strong enough) to fight off other species found in the digestive system? That's what he seemed to think.

After hearing that, oral sex in my book = done. If you think about it, sex / human reproduction was penis, vagina only, nothing else. Combine that with super bacteria floating around due to all the pesticides we eat, and medication, it's no wonder some of us deal with this nightmare. A literal combination of fail.

Anyways, end rant. lol


Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:57 am
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i dunno. On the other hand, there are millions of blowjobs being given and received every day, and the people involved have no problems.


Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:45 am
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Yeah man, I am in the same boat. I don't really know either. In some ways, it does make sense to me though if you think about the caveats. For instance, if you get a bj from someone who has a history of throat problems, like tonsilitis, or something along those lines. I could see how that might be problematic.


Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:40 pm
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I wonder is prostatitos is on rise as oral sex has become more prevelant? Seems like alot of guys here say it started with oral....but who knows.
Also seems like this is common for guys who lift weights? A few bodybuilding sites i have been to and ALOT of guys there have battled this as well.
Also a few urologists have asked about steroid use...which i have never tried....
Im rambling now


Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:48 pm
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A lot of us are getting these symptoms after oral sex, but there is no solid proof that the cause is bacterial. I've never seen anyone get "cured" by antibiotics when this occurs after oral sex. Also, the onset is sometimes immediately or within 48 hours. Infectious causes normally present themselves in 1 week at the earliest. The night it happened to me I lost my labido almost immediately and my dick felt very odd. Needless to say, the oral sex did not help me get hard and I can't say it was the exact cause. Many people report getting prostatitis even when a condom is used! Most of these stories point to this issue being non-bacterial and all modern research suggests the same, 90 to 95%.

Don't make the mistake of chasing this thing down the bacterial route forever If your not responding to antibiotics and your doc finds nothing. I was in denial for about a year. I'm now in this about 17 months. I still have the symptoms to a much lesser degree but I feel a hell of a lot better. Focus on relaxing, deep stretches, internal work, and give quercitan a try. Don't make the mistake of going to China, Greece, or wherever to try and get cured. Those docs are all quacks and will gladly take your money. Best of luck to you.


Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:12 pm
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Is this just somethingm that if proven is non bacterial, will just very slowly fade away? If you test neg for everything, do you just live healthy and hope it goes away?


Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:14 pm
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freakinfrustrated wrote:
Is this just somethingm that if proven is non bacterial, will just very slowly fade away? If you test neg for everything, do you just live healthy and hope it goes away?


I guess only time will tell. I can recall some members on here getting better over time. Lenivy is the one that comes to mind right now. I also think lifestyle changes are key to getting better. Eat healthy, exercise more, avoid sitting all day, quit masturbating so much, etc. Basically avoid the things that trigger your discomfort.

Ive experimented with drinking alcohol to see how it affects my symptoms. If I have 4 or 5 drinks the pain/discomfort is almost non-existent. This tells me it's mostly a muscular issue. If you have to piss all the time it's prob best to stick to water and avoid alcohol all together.


Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:18 pm
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I agree, if I take a xanax my symptoms are non existent


Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:06 pm
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I was diagnosed with bacterial prostatitis 14 months ago and unlike most of you guys who got it from receiving an oral sex or from unprotected sex, mine was different. I did not engaged in any form of unprotected sexual activity prior to this. I was in a monogamous relationship for three years and my ex was a doctor so before we started our relationship we both undergo series of tests to make sure we both were clean and as a fresh start. I am an extremely clean guy (in a true sense of the word and with extreme personal hygiene) and I've been always careful with my sexual affairs. Then I just work up one day and find it difficult to pee with pain and burning feeling. That was the start of this entire nightmare. I don't know where did I get the bacteria, my doc said it can come from other parts of the body like sinus, gums, throat, but I can't recall having any infection with my sinus, throat or gums prior to this. The only thing I remember was that I was in an extremely stressful situation having to deal with my real estate business, my corporate job and some family issues. A month after my first symptoms, I felt chronic fatigue everyday and brain fog. Like many of you guys, I was active at the gym, I lift weights for 10 years. When I was diagnosed I took it as a challenge. I promised myself that I will do everything I can to control my symptoms no later that six months. On my 5th month I started experiencing progress in controlling my symptoms and after 14 months since I was diagnosed I can say that my symptoms are now fully controlled. I'm currently at 95-98% symptom free and this is due to some abx, supplements, positive attitude, prayers, diet modification, light cardio, and extreme discipline in following precautionary measures. In fact I just finished my 3 day bone broth detox. This is the most brutal treatment protocol I had so far since I had to be on a 3 day fasting which means no foods for 3 days just bone broth and water. I felt the positive effect in my overall health but sadly I lost 15 pounds. My celebrity like physique is now gone LOL! But it's ok since my priority now is not to look good but to fully recover.


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I've also gotten better over time. I still get random utis, every two or three months, no idea why. Prostate inflammation is down, I don't have to take alpha blockers anymore either. Got my psa tested yesterday, I hope that's lower now since everything is feeling better. Only thing I've been doing is xifaxan on and off to combat IBS.


Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:43 pm
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Inflamed wrote:
I've also gotten better over time. I still get random utis, every two or three months, no idea why. Prostate inflammation is down, I don't have to take alpha blockers anymore either. Got my psa tested yesterday, I hope that's lower now since everything is feeling better. Only thing I've been doing is xifaxan on and off to combat IBS.



what type of IBS you have? Constipation or diarrhea?
I had an IBS and I resolved it with natural cure.


Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:20 pm
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SIBO/IBS with constipation. I have to be very careful what I eat, basically no grains, dairy, soy, or fruits. If I do eat any of those, I have to take antihistamies, rifaxin, and gasX.

I recently tried Atrantil, but that made things worse and causes all kinds of abdominal pain, I think maybe I'm allergic to it. Other than that, it worked pretty well, minus the pain. All other symptoms were under control.


Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:51 pm
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Inflamed wrote:
SIBO/IBS with constipation. I have to be very careful what I eat, basically no grains, dairy, soy, or fruits. If I do eat any of those, I have to take antihistamies, rifaxin, and gasX.

I recently tried Atrantil, but that made things worse and causes all kinds of abdominal pain, I think maybe I'm allergic to it. Other than that, it worked pretty well, minus the pain. All other symptoms were under control.



Here's what helped me resolved my IBS-C

Aside from focusing on high fibre foods like sweet potato, cauliflower, squash, avocado, etc.

***Bone Broth- helps with proper digestion, gut healing and food allergies and sensitivities. Can be ordered from amazon or iherb. The brand I use is ancient medicine. It may take a week of continued use before you can see results.

***Kefir Milk- I used to be sensitive to dairy and had a very bad lactose intolerance. Drinking Kefir milk resolved it since it is fermented and one of the strain which is Bifidubacterium Animalis which is present in kefir helps with dairy sensitivity and IBS-C too.

***Bromelain- a proteolytic enzyme that helps IBS-C sufferers by aiding in protein digestion. It's analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect helped with my prostate pain and inflammation too. Take 1 500mg capsule 3x a day right after meals.

***Bob's Red Mill Potato Starch- an excellent form of resistant starch that helped me with my IBS-C. Mix 3-4 tablespoons to a glass of water and drink before bedtime. Aside from healing IBS-C it is also an excellent prebiotic and aids in getting a good night sleep. may take a week of continued use before you can see results.

Try some of these especially the Bone broth and Potato starch and you'll see some remarkable relief. I suffered from IBS-C along with rectal bleeding and anal fissure but now it's a thing of the past.


Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:11 am
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Thanks man, I will definitely look into it. The food allergies, bloating, and fructose malabsorption is what's the worst.


Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:26 am
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Inflamed wrote:
Thanks man, I will definitely look into it. The food allergies, bloating, and fructose malabsorption is what's the worst.



Looks like you have some gut issues. This used to be my problem. Bone broth and potato starch are excellent in this kind of issue. A good quality of probiotics like Hyperbiotics pro-15 or Align will help resolve this. I forgot to mention extra virgin organic raw coconut oil for IBS-C.
2-3 tablespoons per day.
Where do you live Inflamed? Seems like you have so many inflammation in your body as your name suggests :P


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