I am 23, male.
My problem goes back a few months and is pretty strange so I will write from the time it started. It started off a few months ago (around February/March) while I was traveling, I would just have a burning sensation while I urinate, and maybe a bit afterwards that would last about 10-15 minutes after. I did not treat it as I was traveling, thinking it might be chlamydia (I had unprotected sex with a girl that had chlamydia, although I took azithromycin to clear it, hopefully. Did not check if I had it back then as I was traveling). About a month ago, I started having testicular pain as well. At first it wasn't too bad, but it got pretty excruciating soon afterward. I went to get a chlamydia test and got an antibiotic shot (to treat the seemingly epididmytis) and doxycycline right off the bat. Unfortunately, the test came out negative and the symptoms resided. I went to a urologist soon after, and got my testicles ultrasounded but there were no traces of epididmytis (this was about 3 days after I finished the doxycycline dosage). Also, I had a prostate exam that came out fine. The pain was still there with some random pain, mainly in the left side of my abdomen (about 3-4 inches below the belly button, more on the left side but on the right side as well). I got a urine sample that came out negative, also after being set in culture for 4 days. I was told by the urologist that I should try another kind of antibiotics, this time Levaquin. Even after the results came out negative, he said it was worth a shot. I still experience a burning sensation while I pee (it seems to be a bit better when I drink a lot of water but then I have to pee over 20 times a day. Right now I still go around 10 times a day which is more than I usually did). So now, my symptoms are a burning sensation when I pee, pretty annoying/sometime painful pressure and pain in mainly the left side of my lower abdomen (sometimes right), fever, and fatigue and tiredness a lot. I might have had this fever for a while but only noticed it lately, I'm pretty burning all the time but I always thought it was because of the weather, maybe, but that is just wishful thinking. Also, I do have a lower back pain history and it seems to be apparent more recently, although that might be unrelated as I didn't work out for a long time.
The situation is pretty depressing, especially since the urologist basically seems to be clueless as to the cause of this. If I mention any new symptom (notice the change in symptoms too. I'm glad my testicles aren't hurting, they occasionally do but I don't really take that as something unusual anymore) he says it might be now the colon, etc. Doesn't add up to the burning sensation (which might be a different thing altogether). I'm pretty tired of the situation and am about to move to a new apartment and start college, I don't suppose there's a quick fix but I would really appreciate your input. I was thinking this might be kidney or bladder stones or so, it doesn't seem to be an infection. I have also read an article where antibiotics can destroy the good bacteria in my kidney and leave the bad bacteria and that's why the lower abdomen is in pain now.
I would also add that I had unprotected sex with a girl that complains of UTI's, she says her doctors don't know what she has either (negative on STD's), but she is in pain during sex and occasionally peed blood, so I might've gotten whatever it is through her.
Thank you so much.
I got yet another 2 urine samples done and the blood tests came out normal, nothing unusual in them. (they gave me several different tests, liver function, kidney function and a few other things). I went to another internal medicine doctor and she's clueless too, and told me I should go to another urologist and maybe get a cystoscopy. She says my urine sample showed some crystals so she thinks I might have stones in my urethra. What do you think? Can that cause lower abdominal pain (Seems like those are the intestines giving me the pain) and I guess it can obviously cause a burning sensation while I urinate.
Can be ,but a cystoscopy will show you everything ,I did it cos I had recurrent Utis,they will inject you a fluid that your body is more visible, if you do that the doctor might see if you have stones or not.
Maybe you had one and now its coming out melted ,this is why you have crystals,Im not a doctor but if crystals are coming out of your body they scrach you and this cause pain .DRINK a lot to flush your system out and find a Good specialist