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Old 04-30-2007, 04:45 PM   #1
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Can prostatitis be caused by unprotected sex?

Can prostatitis be caused by unprotected sex? I'm 29 and I've had on and off symptoms (stinging tip of penis, uncomfortable left testicle, no discharge and no pain urinating). Doc prescribed Zithro and Doxy, thinking I had an std and it did the trick but it's come back and the urologist now doesn't think it's an std (negative tests, no discharge).

Urologist told me I don't have anything and to drink lots of water and I should be fine. He did give me a prostate exam and it was normal. It's been a month and the symptoms are coming back. Now I think it's prostatitis.

Is doxy a treatment for prostatitis or does it merely (and temporarily) help with the symptoms, if at all? I'm reluctant to go on Cipro or Levaquin because of the side-effects, but I'm scared because it seems that prostatitis is hard to get rid of permanently.

I've gone to two urologists from the same office and they didn't mention prostatitis once. Should I look for another specialist? Thanks.