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I have a few questions and was wondering if you would be so kind to offer some professional insight. I am a 34 year old heterosexual male and have been sexually active for over 19 years. I have had many female partners during that time. I have been to my family physician two times and I honestly believe he is clueless. My next step is to visit a urologist. I will list my symptoms below in an attempt to help you solve this mysterious & painful issue. About 2 months ago I started noticing my genitals seemed irritated and itchy. Shortly after that the tip of my penis started to burn. This is a constant burning sensation. During urination this burning sensation seems to go away. I also seem to have some relief during intercourse. I have also noticed that my rectum seems very irritated and itchy. I have noticed some discomfort around my rectum while bathing. I haven't noticed any discoloration, sores, or lumps, on my penis but the tip does seem much more sensitive. During my first visit to my family physician, my doctor issued a urine test and prescribed 1 G ( 4 Pills ) of Azithromax. I believe she suspected Gonorrhea or Chlamydia. I explained to her at that time that I have no discharge from my penis so she seemed to be leaning more towards Chlamydia as a presumption. My urine test came back negative. A week later I returned to the same physician because the Azithromax offered no relief. I saw a different physician but he had the last doctors notes to work from. He immediately performed a swab of my penis and proscribed Doxycycline 100 MG capsules twice a day for 10 days. His conclusion was I may have a prostate infection. The culture returned negative for Chlamydia. I did receive some relief for about 3 days towards the end of the prescription and then the burning sensation returned but seemed to be more intense. During that period I asked my Girlfriend to be checked by her OBGYN. She was diagnosed with a UTI after a urine specimen and was treated with Macrobid 100 MG capsules 2 a day for 7 days. The only symptom she ever complained about was some discomfort during intercourse. My girlfriend and I have had unprotected sex 4 times during my treatment. I don't believe this is an STD because she isn't experiencing any of my symptoms. I am not sure if my symptoms would manifest differently in a female but besides the UTI she is fine. This constant burning sensation is driving me crazy. Any ideas?
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