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Hello. I am 30 years old. I live in South Florida. I summarized my story below. Thank you for taking the time to read it:

March 26 – Traveled to Japan and received oral sex from a girl.

March 30 – Started feeling unwell and urgency to pee.

March 31 – At night severe burning in urethra, urgency to pee every 5 minutes, clear discharge.

April 1 – MD NOW 1 shot of Ceftriaxone and 4 days of Doxycycline. STD blood work and urine negative. Strong urgency to pee.

April 5 – Hospital 1 day of Azithromycin.

April 7 – Urologist #1 6 days of Doxycycline. Urine test negative. Strong urgency to pee.

April 16 – Urologist #1 7 days of Bactrim. Urine test negative. Strong urgency to pee.

April 24 – Urologist #1 2 months of Doxycycline. Urine test negative. Strong urgency to pee.

April 30 – Experienced severe burning in urethra for an hour.

June 17 – Strong urgency to pee subsided. Mild nerve discomfort in penis/mild burning in urethra after peeing.

July 2 – Infectious Disease Dr. 2 days of Levaquin. Microgen Dx urine test negative (was on antibiotics during this test). STD bloodwork negative. Pelvic MRI diagnosis acute prostatitis (diffusely heterogeneous and enlarged appearance in the peripheral zone diffusely associated restricted diffusion noted throughout the peripheral zone particularly at the apex. No discrete fluid collection seen to suggest abscess). Mild nerve discomfort in penis/mild burning in urethra.

July 4 – Stopped Levaquin pain in shoulder tendons.

July 15 – Urologist #2 at Cleveland Clinic 1 month holistic approach (quercetin, azo, Flomax, prelief, no sugar, caffeine, spicy, water only). Urine test negative. Mild nerve discomfort in penis/mild burning in urethra.

July 22 – Experienced severe burning in urethra for an hour.

August 10 – Urologist #3 10 second prostate massage (nothing came out). Microgen Dx post prostatic massage urine positive (Bacterial load low Staph E. and Strep Mitis) and semen results positive (Bacterial load low Staph E., Corynbacterium Tubercluostearicum and Corynbacterium Genitalium). Mild nerve discomfort in penis/mild burning in urethra.

August 12 -Urologist #4 University of Miami 2 weeks of Amoxiclav. No pain one week. Mild nerve discomfort in penis/mild burning in urethra after antibiotics. This doctor was an ........

August 26 – Urologist #3 Combination antibiotics 14 days of Keflex and 1 month of Doxycycline. No pain on Keflex then mild nerve discomfort in penis/mild burning in urethra while on Doxycycline.

October 14 – Pelvic Physical Therapy. Internal and external. Therapist does not think muscle related and believes pt will not help. No relief afterward. Mild nerve discomfort in penis/mild burning in urethra.

I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could give me your opinion on whether you may be able to help me. This condition is horribly impacting my quality of life.


Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:43 pm
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First, sorry to hear about the problem. 2nd, you’re seeing too many Doctors. My 1st bout occurred over 20 yrs ago. In that time I’ve seen 3 Drs, and I’ve had more bouts of this than I can count.
I’m going to assume because you’re young you probably knew little about prostate trouble before getting this. Hopefully by now you know this doesn’t go away quickly for many people. It can easily last for 6 months or longer. A number of people deal with this for years. Fortunately although I’ve had numerous problems with it I also get periods of time when I’m completely fine.
Antibiotics work for some, me being one of them, but for others they don’t respond to any type. However if you’re going to go down the antibiotic path bouncing from one to the other and back again probably isn’t helping. This happens when you keep going to different Drs looking for a cure. Because there is no “one” cure. Because there is no “one” cause. Prostatitis isn’t understood by researchers or Drs despite what anyone tells you. It’s usually nothing but guesswork that ends up making someone feel better, and much of that ends up falling on the patient to figure out.

My suggestion is find a Dr in the area you live, and not a Urologist or any other specialist. A specialist is great at doing tests a primary care Dr doesn’t do, but that’s where it ends. A primary care of GP, whatever you want to call them, sees many more patients suffering from your problem than a specialist. In addition many people who have this problem have to make permanent lifestyle changes in order to get over it. That’s probably not what you want to hear but it gives you the best chance at getting past this. Read the board, you’ll find many different opinions on how to deal with this. Not all of us agree on what and what not to do. In the end you will have to make that decision. Wishing you the best.


Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:33 am
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Thank you for the long kind response. At this point do you think it is worth it to fly somewhere to a doctor who does the massage/antibiotics combination for several weeks. Could this go away on its own? Or do the majority of sufferers have this their whole life?

Also do you think I was diagnosed correctly as no bacteria was ever found. No semen culture was ever done and the prostatic massage never produced any fluid.


Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:23 pm
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Rockinkingdom wrote:
Thank you for the long kind response. At this point do you think it is worth it to fly somewhere to a doctor who does the massage/antibiotics combination for several weeks. Could this go away on its own? Or do the majority of sufferers have this their whole life?

Also do you think I was diagnosed correctly as no bacteria was ever found. No semen culture was ever done and the prostatic massage never produced any fluid.


As to flying somewhere honestly no at this point I don’t think it’s worth it. Prostate massage used to be more common but it’s fallen out of favor now. There are people who say it helps them, but my experience wasn’t positive, and there are a number of Drs who believe the less you disturb it when it’s inflamed the better.

You can spend a small fortune running all kinds of tests and at the end of it all it’s very likely you will find nothing out that leads to a cure. As for the antibiotics that’s a decision you and your Dr will have to make. I’ve never tested positive for anything but I always begin to feel better once I start them. No I can’t explain why but neither can Drs. There are some people who put it down to anti inflammatory effects from the drug but I can take prescription strength anti inflammatories and get no result at all, but as soon as I add antibiotics I start to improve. So that’s just my experience, but others will have different opinions so that’s why I say it’s a decision you will have to make. Remember symptoms can be similar but the cause could be very different. There’s just no easy way to figure it out.

As for it just going away on it’s own that can definitely happen and in many cases it does. Stress makes it worse and one of best things you can do is work to control that. You can’t spend all day and night obsessed with every little symptom and thinking it’s somehow connected. Do your best to live as normally as possible, use whatever works to reduce the symptoms. All sorts of things work for different people, but not for all. Experiment until you find the right combination.

Last thing no this usually doesn’t last forever. Mine started after hernia surgery.. Any questions just ask.


Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:52 pm
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Did you read my thread?

What bacteria did they test your EPS for exactly?

Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma may be culprits.

I learned the hardware what Eric Cartman from South Park has always known:

"A woman's mouth is the most germ-ridden place on earth, I said! Statistically the most unsafe place for a man to put his penis, I said!"
South Park Season 13


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Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:15 pm
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Hello. Why you said your doctor #4 was ..... (You implied he was bad?)
He gave you amoxicillin+clavulanate I think and you felt better so it seems a good approach.
First you need to know that a urine test doesn't show specific bacterias. For example ureaplasma is a urine test but it will never appear in a conventional urine test so you have to specifically request ureaplasma test (mycoplasma also). Though at this point after many antibiotics if you had it it should be death...still I recommend you to get such a test specifically. Some doctors don't even know this so be very specific.
Don't use doxycycline, it makes it worse, I think doxy shall disappear from the market.
In my case I had horrible pain urinating that it went away with alpha blocker + low viagra dose. It never came back now I pee normal, however at specific hours I kept having urethritis symptoms. I noticed a palpitation in my penis. Maybe if you touch with your finger your penis and press looking for some arteries that are palpitating you will find them. In my case my pain is in that palpitating region so when I press hard I stop this palpitation and I feel better but sometimes even pressing it keeps palpitating. Well with time I took amoxicillin+ clarythormycin and hell yeah. Was the medicine that made me feel perfect... However 2 weeks later it came back but mild compared to before. So I guess is chronic . Also it has come back when I masturbated... Actually one doctor told me that pain will come back in not correct ejaculation, that includes coitus interruptus and masturbation. So whatever treatment you choose if you feel perfect don't touch down there and see how long you last.
It also doesn't make sense that after a blowjob you immediately had pain and immediately tests showed nothing. Usually if you immediately have pain after a sexual encounter then you got a detectable bacteria. What is more reliable to think is that in your past sexual life you were already infected. Maybe you had chlamydia years back or ureaplasma and you were treated and then you moved forward or maybe worse..you didn't show any symptoms in the past and were not treated until years later or never treated at all....whatever scenario you had, a previous std implies that from then on you are a crystal against any bacteria that lives in that area and you will get pain without a detectable bacteria..implying that staphylococcus or corynebacterium are actually affecting you although they are normal Flora but for you nothing is normal anymore... Let us know your progress, wish you a recovery.


Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:27 pm
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My advice is:

1) Do an ultrasound test and check the size of you prostate. The doctor will tell you if it is normal or not, but you have to write down the measurements unless you are sure you will always come back to this doctor. Repeat the test after 1.5 months to track the evolution. Usually prostatitis starts as cystitis. First you have urethritis symptoms only because the flora in your urethra is causing discomfort and they became resistant to all those antibiotics you are taking (e.g., staphylococcus, corynebacterium). With time, these bacterias will move to a more comfortable area >> the prostate. That's when you start having prostate inflammation and all the pelvic pain it gives. If your prostate is small then you can try ciprofloxacin but likely after feeling better the pain will come back (it does if you masturbate or have sex with condom). I recommend having a colonoscopy while or after ciprofloxacin. Colonoscopy, for reasons i'm still not sure, cured me from cystitis. I was perfect for like 2 months until i had sex with a friend, then it came back. That doesn't mean you cannot have sex anymore, but you should do it only with the right person from then on, if you randomly do it with promiscuous girls even with protection you are going to be reinfected. Condom no longer works with you.

2) Avoid doxycycline and serenoa repens. If your prostate eventually becomes bigger, then you are starting "phase 2" of the journey. To reduce the size take 6 months of Cernilton, it is the best one against prostate inflammation. Other products are useless and overrated. Unluckily, your pelvic pain won't go away.

3) In the process, test for vitamin D, B12 and Fe. In most cases, people with this condition develop low Vit. D, B12 and Fe. If that's your case, welcome to "phase 3" of the journey. It is time for you to go to the sun as much as you can and get some B12 supplements, For Fe eat a lot of food rich in Fe. I only encourage supplements for Vit. B12 and not the others because it is not good to have artificial things...the natural way is the best, and sun exposure is the cheapest approach.

4) If you manage to control this you will avoid "phase 4." Antibiotics + low levels of some vitamins will give you a chronic bowel syndrome, your food will be less effective, meaning that your body will slowly get lower and lower ingredients to be strong. That eventually will give you other diseases easily, for example it is shown a relation of prostatitis with tonsillitis. In fact, the flora in the urethra (or your semen) will be capable of using your bloodstream to target the rectum and the throat. If this is the case you need to stop avoiding more antibiotics; therefore, get away of promiscuous girls and focus in a serious relationship only. You cannot imagine how many germs you can get by mouth to mouth contact...you become a crystal and anything will be tough for you to handle.

5) If you don't care and keep messing around eventually you will reach "phase 5," which is prostate cancer and with that you know what "phase 6" is... My biggest advice is to take it slow, some people have been through this for more than 15 years, it is time to reshape your life and avoid stupid things in life. If your pain is very bad take some anti/inflammatory. In my case i recommend amoxicilin + clarithromycin a couple of weeks and that's it, then don't use antibiotics until at least one year later, and try to handle the pain as much as you can... amox + clari lowers your pain dramatically to zero but of course it will come back, is not a cure but it gives you a better life quality... in the meantime to relax your mind you can keep testing for bacterias and see to what antibiotics are resistant corynebacterium and staphylococcus. Researches have found that these 2 are responsible for prostatitis when you cannot trigger pathogenic bacterias. Feel free to test for bacterias but avoid taking more medicine when you do not know exactly what is triggering this... Of course if you dont want to take amox + clari because are antibiotics then choose just an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen but also once per year no more... Hope you find a cure and if you do share it with the community.


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