I entered a problem beforehand on this, but thought a better worded out question would be better. I am a 21 year old male experiencing urinary issues. These symptoms started last month. I went into a pharmacy and thinking it was a UTI, and was prescribed antibiotics for 5 days. The antibiotics did not work, so I went into the primary care physician, took a urine test that came back negative for infection, but was prescribed another round of antibiotics. After a couple days into the antibiotics, my symptoms went away. However, a week later my symptoms came back. I went back into the doctor, and once again my urine test came back negative. I went to see the urologist and still have yet to figure out my problem. They did a urine test, but have yet to see the results. I have an ultrasound scheduled in two weeks if symptoms continue. I want to see if anyone can figure out my problem before then to save money.
FYI, the information I'm about to put out regards some sexual health stuff, just wanted to warn in case anyone was sensitive to this kind of stuff.
My main symptoms have been: frequent urges to urinate, discomfort in the pubic area, occasional discomfort in the penis, and recently having difficulty telling when bladder is full. In the past I have had frequent urination problems, including one night when I had to go almost every 5 minutes, but have not and any of those problems recently.
Some information on what I have been suspecting has caused the problem. I had two times before my symptoms came in where I drank whiskey. I drank a small glass (a little more than a cup) very quickly. A day before my symptoms came back, I had done the same thing. I believe there could be some reaction to the alcohol, but am not sure why it has lasted this long.
Another suspect cause is a prostate issue. I engage frequently in "solo pleasure" (I don't feel comfortable saying the real word), typically once a day. My symptoms had died down last week, but seemed to get worse the day after I pleasured myself twice in one night. I've noticed my urges are much stronger at night, which is when I pleasure myself, so I'm wondering if that is causing an issue. The only thing making me think this is not the issue is because I held off after the symptoms first showed up, but then once I went back to it, they seemed to go away. Another reason I'm thinking the prostate is not likely the issue, is because I have not had any pain in the perineum, ejaculation pain, or weak urine flow.
If anyone could figure this out for me, it would be much appreciated.