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What could it be?

Hello,

I had unprotected sex May 12th 2016. I felt a sting at the tip of my penis but I thought it was just sore from sex. On June 8th I went in to Urgent care do to painful sting and needle feeling at the tip of my urethra. Doc gave me 1G Azth and a shot got gonorrhea  I went in and the urine culture was negative for gonorrhea and Chlamydia. They also did blood test for both along with Syphilis, HIV and HSV 1-2 and all came back negative expect for Chlamydia. First, how can chlamydia be negative in a urine sample but positive in blood? On June 20th I had unprotected sex again (with the same female who was treated aswell)and the sting came back. I went in again on July 12th with the same needle like pain. Again the urine came back negative for all along with another blood test (all negative including the chlamydia which was first detected through blood). How so? I don't know. So then I was treated with 1G Azt again and sent on my way. They gave me Tylenol 3 for the pain(it was needle like and the only way to calm the pain was to pinch my head). I then went to see a urologist for the pain, which was not happening during urination, just throughout the day off and on. He said it looks like I had it twice and the area is trying to heal and takes time. He did a swab(which wasn't all that bad but still uncomfortable) for the rarer organism. Negative again. I then took a 7 day Doxy (July 28th) and it helped with the pain which by day 5 was very little but still annoying, its like a numb feeling at the head along with being hot. Every since then I haven't felt right. Tip still burns ad odd times. 4 hours on and 1 off and back on with the irritation. Its been rough and draining because im constantly thinking about the pain and why it wont go away. I had my 14 week test done and all results were negative. My primary doc rarely gets back to me and the only doc that seems to care is the urologist but he says give it time to heal.. 2 months of healing??or more? This is really draining and affects my day to day life. Any help or insight would put my mind at ease.
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Nothing yet huh? guess no one else has had the same issue.
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Nothing yet huh? guess no one else has had the same issue.
3149845 tn?1506627771
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Hi, a blood test picks up antibodies from a prior infection that could have been there years back. Urine or swab picks up current infections. If you dont have a white/gray puss discharge you can pretty much rule chlayndia as the cause of any stymptoms.
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So, why would they say it was chlamydia and why would I still be feeling this pain/irritation at the tip of my penis. I've never had a discharge nor have I had any other symptoms.
3149845 tn?1506627771
COMMUNITY LEADER
Who said its chlamydia and you irritation is most likley from your constant checking and pulling.
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The urgent care doctor when the blood work came back. But he gave me the Azth and shot for gon before I left the office. I don't check it often. It feels good for a few days and the pain comes back days later and stays for a few days.
3149845 tn?1506627771
COMMUNITY LEADER
As mentioned blood tests only confirm antibodies so youve had it before but only a urine test would confirm a recent infection.
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I get that but why would the pain be isolated to the tip and even after 3 rounds of treatment? I don't pull it enough for it to be irritated this long. It doesn't make sense
Also, I told my urologist that after urination a few hours pass and there is still some urine coming out as if it was stuck at the tip. He said its normal but I doubt that.
3149845 tn?1506627771
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the tip is not a place for the infection but inside. im not sure whats causing it other than an injury type.
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That's what I mean, the inside of the head. No injury just had sex and felt the sting the very next day. We both got treatment and it happened again.
3149845 tn?1506627771
COMMUNITY LEADER
You can have a scope inserted to see if there any injury.
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Dave.. still have the irritation on the inside. It comes for a few days and I feel completely fine other day. This has been an On going issue since June(can't believe it) and I'm convinced there's something causing this. My urologist said it's anxiety that causes it. Not true.. I know real pain when I feel it. Any knowledge would help
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So its been 6 months now and my urologist cant find anything wrong after multiple testing and swabs. I was diagnosed with anxiety 2 years ago but that has nothing to do with the physical pain I'm going through. It still burns and feels like needles are on the inside of my urethra at the tip. ITs so annoying and is really affecting my work and personal life. Ive tried to keep track of when I comes and goes but its mostly there all the time. I only have relief when I sleep. Once I wake up its there and all day. I don't have any bumps or cracks, just burning. please someone with the same situation help find out what it could possibly be. I feel my docs think im crazy but I know I feel pain.
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UPDATE: Finally did the cystoscopy(which is not all that bad) and Doc said all clear. It was really a relief and made my anxiety really go away. It was all the worrying day and night that it could be something worse than Chlamydia. I was so sure it was something else. Our mind can really play tricks on us and can make you feel certain ways. I thought forsure it was herpes, but herpes doesn't last that long and tests were negative. My advice would be to not overthink and do not read these blogs so much, it can really get to your head!! Live your life and let God guide you!
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