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Post my prostatitis experience - e coli
Hi everyone,
I joined this forum to be able to help others with similar issues to mine and perhaps get some insight from others who have had similar experiences. Any input would greatly be appreciated and any questions are welcome. I am currently 27, and would consider myself of average health/height/weight and this is my first time with this health issue.

I started feeling the symptoms early May 2018, and then had fever, nausea, and extreme pain in the scrotal area on May 12, which is when I went to the emergency room with my problem.
I was treated with painkillers and the day after I went to the urologist, got an ultrasound, (but no prostate examination/test, or urine culture was done) and was diagnosed with epididimytis. I was then prescribed Ciprofloxacin and Klion with Aflamin as painkiller to take for 7 days. I had high fevers and was very weak - could hardly leave the bed - for the entire week after seeing the doctor. Surprisingly, all my symptoms went away after this week. I was just beginning to fully recover when the scrotal pain returned about 10 days after finishing the antibiotics.

I then went to a different urologist, where a urine culture test, sperm test, and a prostate examination/test with sample taken was done. At that point, because of the high level of pain I was experiencing during the prostate examination, he said that I clearly have a prostate infection. He told me about what kind of diet I need to start, and to abstain from any intercourse or masturbation. Interestingly he also asked me about my tonsils and if I have had any issues with them. I told him no, but he thought that my tonsils were large and "looked bad" and insisted on getting a blood test for the ASO marker and seeing a nose ear throat doctor.
My ASO levels were 228 ( normal levels are 0 - 200) and the nose ear throat doctor said that my throat flora is normal and my tonsils are normal as well. He told me that usually tonsil removal is done at levels of 400 - 600.

After receiving the results of my urine, prostate, and sperm tests, all tests showed a positive concentration of E Coli. The urologist then prescribed Supplin and Zinnat (cefuroxim) to be taken twice a day for 2 weeks. After visiting him he strongly suggests to have my tonsils removed as he said that as long as I have my tonsils, my prostatitis will never fully go away. He then prescribed me another 2 weeks of Zinnat and Supplin ( I am currently on my 3rd week) and then told me to not take any antibiotics for one full week after finishing week four.
At this point, I have not had a fever and have been able to lead an active lifestyle since May 19, my current symptoms are occasional pain and discomfort in the upper left thigh, left groin area and left testicle, but the pain is nowhere near as bad as it was in May, when the symptoms first started. Although I have not started regular exercise yet, I have been doing a lot of walking during the day. I am concerned that if I start lifting or running again my immune system would weaken or my condition would get worse. I am now visiting multiple nose ear throat doctors and urologists to be able to get a broad perspective from multiple doctors in this issue as I do not think a tonsil removal is necessary.

My questions that I would greatly appreciate any input on are the following:
- Has anyone else here had their tonsils removed due to prostatitis or has it come up in discussions about prostatitis with their urologist? I am trying to figure out if having them removed is truly necessary as I am currently against removing them.
- Has anyone else here had similar lab results where positive E Coli was detected and was the cause of the bacterial prostatitis? If so, what was the time span?
- My last question would be if anyone else was told not to ejaculate in anyway for the entire duration of the illness? I have mixed feelings about this but have completely abstained so far.

Thank you all for your time and for reading this.

Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:44 am

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Post Re: my prostatitis experience - e coli
I had E. coli in my semen which was making me ill. It was cured a high quality olive leaf extract supplement twice daily as this kills E. coli instantly. I had to take it for 6 months to clear it.

Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:57 pm

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Thanks for the reply. I have looked into the olive leaf extract supplement and have bought some. I will start taking 2x daily on wednesday. could you message me with some more information on your experience? Thanks again.

Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:34 am

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Marc4664 wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I have looked into the olive leaf extract supplement and have bought some. I will start taking 2x daily on wednesday. could you message me with some more information on your experience? Thanks again.


Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:35 pm

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Post Re: my prostatitis experience - e coli
Hi everyone, just wanted to post an update, a lot has happened since my first post.

I eventually had my tonsils removed in August 2018, during which time I was on the Cefuroxime and metronidazole antibiotic course. After my recovery from the surgery, I stopped the antibiotics and was symptom free. A control prostate exam was never done, but my doctor was happy enough with my results to let me go, and so was I. I honestly can't say if the removal of my tonsils have had any effect on my improvement or not.

From August 2018 - November 2019 I had rare occurances where I experienced the thick, clear discharge, but otherwise was pain and symptom free. About once every 3-4 months after ejaculation I would have a bowel movement urge accompanied by a very strong urge to urinate. This lasted about an hour then went away, so because of its rarity I wasn't too worried, but I decided to go back to my urologist in November 2019 anyway since I experienced "dripping" after urinating during the day and noticed the thick clear discharge start to appear more often. My urologist did a prostate examination and returned the results of 10.5 germcount / ml of E.Coli

I asked my doctor about this result on a scale of what this 10.5 value means and he told me it was the threshold value, meaning that antibiotics are recommended at this level. So I had 1 week of AKTIL DUO and Supplin(metronidazol), then 4 weeks of cefuroxime and metronidazol.
After this antibiotic course I felt better and didn't have symptoms.

On January 6th, 2020 I went back to the urologist for another prostate exam and unfortunately, once again I had the results of 10.5 germcount / ml of E.Coli It was frustrating that I was back to the same level as before the 5 week antibiotic course.
So here I am, after speaking with my doctor I am starting a 17 day course of cefuroxime(1000 mg/day) and metronidazole (1200 mg/day), and hoping for the best.

Over the past months I have collected some info that might be helpful and can be taken alongside the antibiotics, maybe this might help anyone else here:
I am taking olivetree leaf extract (2x daily), 1000 mg D-mannose with cranberry extract 2x daily, and additional cranberry extract 800mg 2x daily.
I am also taking a drug called URO-VAXOM, 1 per day for 30 days which was recommended by my doctor, which helps combat the E Coli
I am also consuming a spoonful of pumpkinseed oil 2x daily and pumpkin seeds as a snack during the day

Dieting is the most difficult but will make an effort to avoid caffeine, alcohol and fizzy drinks for the next 17 days.

Lastly, any input would be appreciated from anyone that has any experience from E. Coli caused Prostatitis. I would like to have kids within the next 3 years and I am a bit worried that this condition might have an effect on that.

Thanks everyone and wishing you all the best.

Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:24 pm

Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:13 pm
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Post Re: my prostatitis experience - e coli
Hi ,

Actually I was asking for olive cause I am suffering from MDR Ecoli since Jan 2018,have taking many anti without doing the EPS so it didn't work , few months ago I did EPS and it show only sus to 4 anti I choose the first AMIKACIN and starting BID 750 mg for 5 days then another course of oral Anti ,my problem is Ecoli transfer to my wife every time we do contact I hope it will healed .

Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:42 pm
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