Prostatitis???

Posted by bfreese123 @bfreese123, Thu, Oct 31 8:48pm

I'm a 45 years old.

About 7 weeks ago I had painful ejaculation and some mild testicle and pelvic pain that creeped up my left flank. Outside of the ejaculation all pain was more discomfort then pain. Went to my family Dr. and he prescribed 8 days of doxycycline. This cleared up the pelvic and testicular pain, plus the painful ejaculation. The left flank pain remained a nuisance and sometimes would be briefly sore after ejaculation. I saw him again and was prescribed another 5 weeks of doyx for the lingering symptoms. I also had a prostate exam and both times gave urine. All tests negative for infection or blood. Symptoms where waning until this morning. I woke up with really painful lower middle back pain that only hurts when I move in certain ways. My urination has always been fine and I'm not experiencing any pain other then in the small of my back. But it's really painful!
Anyone else have a symptom pattern like this?

Hi @bfreese123 that sounds absolutely awful. I'm glad that the pelvic and testicular pain cleared up. Have you and your doctor ruled out anything muscular about the back pain at this time?

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@ethanmcconkey

Hi @bfreese123 that sounds absolutely awful. I'm glad that the pelvic and testicular pain cleared up. Have you and your doctor ruled out anything muscular about the back pain at this time?

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No, the back pain came on suddenly and has mostly cleared up from a pain perspective. I have mild stiffness that has improved in the last couple days.

I have scheduled an appointment with a urologist. I'm doing better but the improvement has been slow and inconsistent. Hopefully I get a proper diagnosis. As of this morning my symptoms have waned but I'm concerned about the unpredictability. Some days I feel ok, others are tough do to the discomfort and anxiety.

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@bfreese123

No, the back pain came on suddenly and has mostly cleared up from a pain perspective. I have mild stiffness that has improved in the last couple days.

I have scheduled an appointment with a urologist. I'm doing better but the improvement has been slow and inconsistent. Hopefully I get a proper diagnosis. As of this morning my symptoms have waned but I'm concerned about the unpredictability. Some days I feel ok, others are tough do to the discomfort and anxiety.

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I guess what I'm after is…are these symptoms consistent with prostatitis or prostate issues?

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Hi @bfreese123 here is more information on prostatitis: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/prostatitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20355766

Note that lower back pain can be a symptom of prostatitis. When will you be able to get into the urologist?

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I have an appointment with a urologist tomorrow. I'll update after my appointment.

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