Re: Can dermatoses be an std?
I just got back from the doctor's. He said that the ultrasound was negative, just like the cystoscopy was, which is good. When I saw him last his did a urine sample that tests for everything under the sun (std's, any other micro-organisms that could be transmitted sexually, etc.) and everything came up negative there too, so for all intents and purposes, I'm clean.
I told him that I've been feeling a lot better anyway, but it's still "there"... no big deal. But, he prescribed me a real strong course of anti inflammatories (indomethacin), because he still has a hunch it could be a light case of chronic prostatitis, since everything else is clean. He did say that it could still be some kind of infection, but it's nothing serious what ever it is. More of a nuisance than anything else, other than the swelling that I sometimes get on the lower part of my penis after sex. He said not to worry about that unless it remains constant (never goes down), and that it's probably linked somehow, since it could be caused by the inflammation.
I mentioned that my girlfriends doctor said that she probably has dermatitis, so I asked him if I could have got something from her. He said probably not, especially if it comes back as a skin irritation. If her dermatitis is fungal though, then it's possible that's where my discomfort came from, but it's hard to tell.
It was just nice to get some answers finally.