Einstein said "One definition of insanity is to do the same thing again and again and expect different results". Your repetitive questions are not going to change my assessment or the advice I provide. In fact, I find it offensive that you feel the need to say "Dr, if you could give me an honest assessment, I would appreciate it." - do you really think I was not being forthright earlier? I am confident you will get a similar answer to the repetitive question you received on the International Forum.
Thus- no change to my original assessment of advice.
As for your question about fungus, I will address it. Fungal infections are not STDs. Most people's bodies have small amounts of fungus present. Most fungal infections are chance events. In addition however, when people take antibiotics, and you have taken lots, you kill off normal helpful bacterial which help to keep the fungus present from over growing. This may have contributed to the fungal infection your urologist has noted.
I hope this helps and you will be able to put your concerns to rest. EWH
Dr. Hook, I did not know you would be the same doctor that would give me advise. I deeply apologize if you thought that statement was specific to you. I understand there is another doctor on this site, perhaps others. I was speaking in generalities, I swear. Please accept my apologies.
I have put aside my std worries and am focused (perhaps abnormally so) on why I have an inflammed prostate and fungus which you have kindly addressed). I'd like to know how the inflammed prostate could have happened? It is all so coincidental, though becoming more understandable, thanks to you and my study of this forum.
Your prostatitis may have well been a coincidence. Rember, there is no evidence that you acquired an STD through the events that occurred at the massage parlor. As for the prostatits, while even some clinicians think that prostatitis as sometimes being an STD, the fact is that the best research suggests that less than 1% of prostatitis is due to STDs.
You need to be patient. The MedHelp standard is to answer questions within 24 hours. We do far better than this.
Treatment of prostatitis is something you should discuss with the doctor who is treating you. There are many approaches. If you have prostatitis, it is not uncommon to need several courses of antibiotics.
I recommend against testing for HSV. You have no reason for concern about HSV and in your situation you mathematical risk is greater than your likelihood of having acquired HSV.
This thread needs to end. It appears that each answer just feeds your (unwarranted) anxiety. EWH
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