I was dealing with off and on "prostate issues" as my doctor called them starting back in March 2006. Usual symptoms of prostatitis, la de da. No urinary infections were found and anylisis found nothing abnormal in the urine. Without real need for it I also tested negative for STD's which mimic the condition. Several antibiotics later and now for the past 3-4 months the symptoms have become chronic. The strangest and also the most bothersome symptom is release of what I found out by my doc to be prostatic fluid which is intermixing with urine. This problem is the greatest cause of urinary hesitancy or difficulty sometimes causing the urine flow to sort of "backfire" putting pressure on my internal organs so it seems. Everyone finds this odd. Even a swab of collected prostate fluid showed no bacteria. Along with all of this I have developed suppossed epiditimytis with pain in the testicles, I got worried that because the pain was spreading it may be something more serious. Had a CT Scan last Thursday and my doc said she would have heard something within the hour if the news was bad. No news yet so I don't expect a problem there. I was sent to a urology specialist in January who put me on a 8 week course of Doxycycline with no improvement. I am 29 this April and have never ejaculated due in part to PTSD. That's the long and drawn out history of the last year. Thanks for listening thus far.
So I am down to this. I have been given an informal reference to see the
#1 head of urology in Washington state where I live by my pharmacist but I just now read on a reference website that noted studies done which include the work of these top urology doc's I am suppossed to see. They basically say that antibiotics are essentially trivial in fighting chronic prostatitis and the focus has shifted to psychological
and neuromuscular causes. I am in counseling which includes sex therapy and PTSD related to sexual trauma growing up. Otherwise being a well adjusted, friendly person as my therapist is trying to drill into my brain I have a normal libido and fantasy life but a fear of masturbation and more importantly that it would lead to ejaculation. By the way, no one has said if I was able to ejaculate that it would be of any help to my symptoms.
Having said all of this, without a verbal beating here, does anyone have any idea what tests to expect next or treatment that has helped them. I get my best sleep which ins't much sitting in a plush rocking chair and I am tired of taking 5mg's of oxycodone at night to get relief from pain to sleep a bit and then taking nothing during the day only to suffer.
If you have read down to this.................................... .............................
P.S. My pain on a scale from 1 to 10 as my docs have asked can be low at times all the way up to a 7 or 8. But what does that mean to someone else who says a 7 or 8? Just an addition.