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  • Posted By: bull22
  • November 3, 2010
  • 07:06 PM

I'm a male who recently tested positive for chlamydia. I'd like to explain the whole situation/story so bear with me. During early August of this year (2010) I was having unprotected sex with 1 partner and no signs/symptoms of anything between us. We had been having sex for about 7 months. We stopped having sex at that time, earlier in the month. I had a one night thing with another girl in the middle of August, unprotected. Symptoms starting showing and I had my first visit to a Clinic on August 20th, 2010. I was prescribed with the antibiotic Doxycycline. 2 weeks later exactly nothing had changed, so I returned to the clinic and was given the antibiotic shot with a prescription of the 1 day Azthromycin. 2 weeks later I returned to the clinic with no change once again and was diagnosed with a pulled muscle in my groin, which proved false and just a misdiagnosis. A week after this I visited the ER, as I was told to do this if nothing changed. They tested me for Chlamydia, Gonrrhea, Trichnomias with no positive results. They also did an ultrasound on my testicles to see if there was a tear or anything and once again, nothing was wrong but I still had pain. A week after the hospital visit, I visited a Planned Parenthood to get tested again. They tested me for Chlamydia, Gonrrhea, Syphillis and HIV. All came out negative. Around this time I setup an appointment with a Uroligist and my first visit was October 18th, 2010. On this visit, they looked at my urine with no signs of infection. I was given a prescription of ciprophlaxin and a 2 day supply of pyridium. The pyridium did NOT help at all and I returned to the uroligist on November 1, 2010 with nothing changed, pain/discomfort still present. My uroligist put a camera through my urethra and bladder to see if anything was blocking or causing my grief. He did not see anything that would be doing so and even checked my bladder with an ultrasound after I urinated to see if anything was present. At this point, he told me there was nothing he could do, there is no infection present and nothing physically causing me pain. Just in case he took an x-ray of my abdomen to see if any kidney stones are present. He also sent my urine to get a culture for the second time. He also suggested benadryl to see if that would help my pain. At this point, my current symptoms are discomfort/pain in my testicles, urethra and occasionally in my groin. Also, about a week ago for a few days it felt like a I had urinate literally ALL DAY. I would go pee and immediately feel like I had to pee again. This symptom is not currently happening but I feel it can only come back once again. Basically what I'm asking, where do I go from here? I definitely don't have chlamydia anymore or any STD for that matter, because I've been tested for them so many times. I don't know what to do for pain at this point, ibprofuen doesn't work, vicodin doesn't work, darvocet doesn't work, and even marijuana doesn't help. It's really frustrating because I can't do anything to ease the pain and I don't feel like theres a light at the end of my tunnel. This has really put a damper on my life and I don't know what to do. My uroligist said to use benadryl and hope it goes away. For some reason, I really don't feel like this is something that is just going to "go away". Any and all help is appreciated. I'd really like to get rid of this pain and forget about this time in my life because its affecting me more than I could think it would, both mentally and physically. Thank you in advance!!

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  • I'm a male who recently tested positive for chlamydia. I'd like to explain the whole situation/story so bear with me. During early August of this year (2010) I was having unprotected sex with 1 partner and no signs/symptoms of anything between us. We had been having sex for about 7 months. We stopped having sex at that time, earlier in the month. I had a one night thing with another girl in the middle of August, unprotected. Symptoms starting showing and I had my first visit to a Clinic on August 20th, 2010. I was prescribed with the antibiotic Doxycycline. 2 weeks later exactly nothing had changed, so I returned to the clinic and was given the antibiotic shot with a prescription of the 1 day Azthromycin. 2 weeks later I returned to the clinic with no change once again and was diagnosed with a pulled muscle in my groin, which proved false and just a misdiagnosis. A week after this I visited the ER, as I was told to do this if nothing changed. They tested me for Chlamydia, Gonrrhea, Trichnomias with no positive results. They also did an ultrasound on my testicles to see if there was a tear or anything and once again, nothing was wrong but I still had pain. A week after the hospital visit, I visited a Planned Parenthood to get tested again. They tested me for Chlamydia, Gonrrhea, Syphillis and HIV. All came out negative. Around this time I setup an appointment with a Uroligist and my first visit was October 18th, 2010. On this visit, they looked at my urine with no signs of infection. I was given a prescription of ciprophlaxin and a 2 day supply of pyridium. The pyridium did NOT help at all and I returned to the uroligist on November 1, 2010 with nothing changed, pain/discomfort still present. My uroligist put a camera through my urethra and bladder to see if anything was blocking or causing my grief. He did not see anything that would be doing so and even checked my bladder with an ultrasound after I urinated to see if anything was present. At this point, he told me there was nothing he could do, there is no infection present and nothing physically causing me pain. Just in case he took an x-ray of my abdomen to see if any kidney stones are present. He also sent my urine to get a culture for the second time. He also suggested benadryl to see if that would help my pain. At this point, my current symptoms are discomfort/pain in my testicles, urethra and occasionally in my groin. Also, about a week ago for a few days it felt like a I had urinate literally ALL DAY. I would go pee and immediately feel like I had to pee again. This symptom is not currently happening but I feel it can only come back once again. Basically what I'm asking, where do I go from here? I definitely don't have chlamydia anymore or any STD for that matter, because I've been tested for them so many times. I don't know what to do for pain at this point, ibprofuen doesn't work, vicodin doesn't work, darvocet doesn't work, and even marijuana doesn't help. It's really frustrating because I can't do anything to ease the pain and I don't feel like theres a light at the end of my tunnel. This has really put a damper on my life and I don't know what to do. My uroligist said to use benadryl and hope it goes away. For some reason, I really don't feel like this is something that is just going to "go away". Any and all help is appreciated. I'd really like to get rid of this pain and forget about this time in my life because its affecting me more than I could think it would, both mentally and physically. Thank you in advance!!Ever heard of Interstitial Cystitis? Google it, it could possibly be an answer for some of your symptoms.
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    • November 3, 2010
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  • I'm a male who recently tested positive for chlamydia. I'd like to explain the whole situation/story so bear with me. During early August of this year (2010) I was having unprotected sex with 1 partner and no signs/symptoms of anything between us. We had been having sex for about 7 months. We stopped having sex at that time, earlier in the month. I had a one night thing with another girl in the middle of August, unprotected. Symptoms starting showing and I had my first visit to a Clinic on August 20th, 2010. I was prescribed with the antibiotic Doxycycline. 2 weeks later exactly nothing had changed, so I returned to the clinic and was given the antibiotic shot with a prescription of the 1 day Azthromycin. 2 weeks later I returned to the clinic with no change once again and was diagnosed with a pulled muscle in my groin, which proved false and just a misdiagnosis. A week after this I visited the ER, as I was told to do this if nothing changed. They tested me for Chlamydia, Gonrrhea, Trichnomias with no positive results. They also did an ultrasound on my testicles to see if there was a tear or anything and once again, nothing was wrong but I still had pain. A week after the hospital visit, I visited a Planned Parenthood to get tested again. They tested me for Chlamydia, Gonrrhea, Syphillis and HIV. All came out negative. Around this time I setup an appointment with a Uroligist and my first visit was October 18th, 2010. On this visit, they looked at my urine with no signs of infection. I was given a prescription of ciprophlaxin and a 2 day supply of pyridium. The pyridium did NOT help at all and I returned to the uroligist on November 1, 2010 with nothing changed, pain/discomfort still present. My uroligist put a camera through my urethra and bladder to see if anything was blocking or causing my grief. He did not see anything that would be doing so and even checked my bladder with an ultrasound after I urinated to see if anything was present. At this point, he told me there was nothing he could do, there is no infection present and nothing physically causing me pain. Just in case he took an x-ray of my abdomen to see if any kidney stones are present. He also sent my urine to get a culture for the second time. He also suggested benadryl to see if that would help my pain. At this point, my current symptoms are discomfort/pain in my testicles, urethra and occasionally in my groin. Also, about a week ago for a few days it felt like a I had urinate literally ALL DAY. I would go pee and immediately feel like I had to pee again. This symptom is not currently happening but I feel it can only come back once again. Basically what I'm asking, where do I go from here? I definitely don't have chlamydia anymore or any STD for that matter, because I've been tested for them so many times. I don't know what to do for pain at this point, ibprofuen doesn't work, vicodin doesn't work, darvocet doesn't work, and even marijuana doesn't help. It's really frustrating because I can't do anything to ease the pain and I don't feel like theres a light at the end of my tunnel. This has really put a damper on my life and I don't know what to do. My uroligist said to use benadryl and hope it goes away. For some reason, I really don't feel like this is something that is just going to "go away". Any and all help is appreciated. I'd really like to get rid of this pain and forget about this time in my life because its affecting me more than I could think it would, both mentally and physically. Thank you in advance!!Your eyes bothering you at all? Any discomfort in your joints?
    keanhe 86 Replies
    • November 4, 2010
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  • Your eyes bothering you at all? Any discomfort in your joints?Quite awhile ago things did seem alot brighter than normal and also my legs did hurt for no reason but i'd say this was a month or month 1/2 ago.
    bull22 3 Replies
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  • Quite awhile ago things did seem alot brighter than normal and also my legs did hurt for no reason but i'd say this was a month or month 1/2 ago.Ah ha!I'm going to describe to you symptoms of a condition I have recently been diagnosed with. It is extremely hard to get a diagnosis, unless your doctor knows what to look for, because the symptoms seem unrelated. I got lucky, and it only took me a year.This disease is most common in males 20-40.The joints that are involved are mainly the knees, ankles, and feet. Wrists and hand involvement isn't uncommon.The arthritis leads to inflammation of the joints and this manifests as – • Stiffness, • Pain, • Swelling, • Warmth, • Redness of the joints involved. • If fingers get involved it can look like a "sausage digit."Spine can sometimes get involved leading to pain and stiffness in the neck or back. If cartilage joints are involved it causes pain in the front section of the chest called costochondritis.If tendons get involved it cause tendinitis – e.g. the heel or knee may get involved. Non-Joint Symptoms & Signs Inflammation of non-joints regions of the body especially Urethra and conjunctiva (white) of the eyes is typical. However other regions can also get involved and include – bladder, prostate gland, mouth lining, large bowel, and rarely the aorta. The typical symptom of urethritis, burning during urination, may or may not be present. The classical presentation is that the first symptom experienced is a urinary symptom such as burning pain on urination (dysuria) or an increased frequency of urination. For many, it is the first symptom.Symptoms & signs when the genital region is involved include-• Stinging or burning sensation when passing urine • Urgency and Frequency of urine • Inflammation of penis underneath the foreskinAbout 50 percent of people experience conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the membranes under the eyelids, early in the disease process. Conjunctivitis may be so mild that it's hardly noticed, or it may be painful and accompanied by secretions. Fortunately, it usually is short-lived and rarely causes permanent damage.Eye involvement causes - • Irritation in the eye • Photophobia or pain when looking into bright lights Mouth ulceration may be present but these are usually small, painless, and go away unnoticed.Bowel involvement or colitis can cause diarrhea.Symptoms generally appear within a month of the trigerring episode. It is set off by a preceding infection, the most common of which would be a genital infection with Chlamydia trachomatis.The disease is caused by an over-stimulated autoimmune response. It is an autoimmune disease.Notice how it seems to really affect your urinary system? That pain your experiencing in your groin is probably from the prostate involvement.My case unfortunately is pretty severe with the arthritic symptoms, and almost no urinary symptoms. I don't know if it is because mine was triggered by a Clostridium Difficile infection, which is enteric based instead of genitalia.Tell me, does that describe your issues?
    keanhe 86 Replies
    • November 4, 2010
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  • Ah ha!I'm going to describe to you symptoms of a condition I have recently been diagnosed with. It is extremely hard to get a diagnosis, unless your doctor knows what to look for, because the symptoms seem unrelated. I got lucky, and it only took me a year.This disease is most common in males 20-40.The joints that are involved are mainly the knees, ankles, and feet. Wrists and hand involvement isn't uncommon.The arthritis leads to inflammation of the joints and this manifests as – • Stiffness, • Pain, • Swelling, • Warmth, • Redness of the joints involved. • If fingers get involved it can look like a "sausage digit."Spine can sometimes get involved leading to pain and stiffness in the neck or back. If cartilage joints are involved it causes pain in the front section of the chest called costochondritis.If tendons get involved it cause tendinitis – e.g. the heel or knee may get involved. Non-Joint Symptoms & Signs Inflammation of non-joints regions of the body especially Urethra and conjunctiva (white) of the eyes is typical. However other regions can also get involved and include – bladder, prostate gland, mouth lining, large bowel, and rarely the aorta. The typical symptom of urethritis, burning during urination, may or may not be present. The classical presentation is that the first symptom experienced is a urinary symptom such as burning pain on urination (dysuria) or an increased frequency of urination. For many, it is the first symptom.Symptoms & signs when the genital region is involved include-• Stinging or burning sensation when passing urine • Urgency and Frequency of urine • Inflammation of penis underneath the foreskinAbout 50 percent of people experience conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the membranes under the eyelids, early in the disease process. Conjunctivitis may be so mild that it's hardly noticed, or it may be painful and accompanied by secretions. Fortunately, it usually is short-lived and rarely causes permanent damage.Eye involvement causes - • Irritation in the eye • Photophobia or pain when looking into bright lights Mouth ulceration may be present but these are usually small, painless, and go away unnoticed.Bowel involvement or colitis can cause diarrhea.Symptoms generally appear within a month of the trigerring episode. It is set off by a preceding infection, the most common of which would be a genital infection with Chlamydia trachomatis.The disease is caused by an over-stimulated autoimmune response. It is an autoimmune disease.Notice how it seems to really affect your urinary system? That pain your experiencing in your groin is probably from the prostate involvement.My case unfortunately is pretty severe with the arthritic symptoms, and almost no urinary symptoms. I don't know if it is because mine was triggered by a Clostridium Difficile infection, which is enteric based instead of genitalia.Tell me, does that describe your issues?Very similar, yes. I am 20, and all those urinary symptoms are present, the conjunctivitis was short lived but i did notice it for about a week. What's also interesting is that about a month ago I was getting bad ulcers in my mouth, I looked it up and ibprofuen tends to cause them but I didn't think I was taking that much of it..I'm sorry to hear your condition is more arthritic symptoms, of course mine is in my urinary area.. Could you tell me the name of this condition? I really appreciate it!!
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  • Very similar, yes. I am 20, and all those urinary symptoms are present, the conjunctivitis was short lived but i did notice it for about a week. What's also interesting is that about a month ago I was getting bad ulcers in my mouth, I looked it up and ibprofuen tends to cause them but I didn't think I was taking that much of it..I'm sorry to hear your condition is more arthritic symptoms, of course mine is in my urinary area.. Could you tell me the name of this condition? I really appreciate it!!The conjunctivitis in the condition is usually short lived and mild, as yours sounds. Mine was as well. The ulcers seal the deal.Now you know why you experienced pain in the absence of bacteria or any other reason. It's the autoimmune disease at work.My friend, you more than likely (95%) have Reiter's Syndrome.What you must realize is that there is no test for Reiter's Syndrome. The diagnosis can only be made by a doctor based upon the symptoms you have and the circumstances from which they arose. That is why it takes so long to diagnose. It takes a while for a doctor to stand back, look at the big picture, and put the pieces together. People may not realize that their symptoms are actually very significant.Reiter's Syndrome is classified as a rare disease. It affects 3.5 out of 100,000 people.To aid your doctor in the diagnosis process, simply look over the symptoms of Reiter's Syndrome that apply to you. The symptoms you should record are:Excessive urinationDysuria (painful urination)Groin pain (possible prostate involvement)Conjunctivitis (Eye irritation, sensitivity to light)Leg pains (be sure to specify, etc. knees hurt, arthritis-like pain, whatever the case may be)Mouth ulcersAny other symptoms you've seen that you feel apply to youThe supportive factors are your age (between 20-40), your gender (males are affected 5-10:1 compared to women), and the fact that it occurred after an infection with Chlamydia (the most common cause of Reiter's Syndrome).Congratulations on getting a diagnosis. Work with your physician and you can put this entire situation behind you and get on with your life. Take care.P.S. - Wrap it before you tap it!
    keanhe 86 Replies
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  • The conjunctivitis in the condition is usually short lived and mild, as yours sounds. Mine was as well. The ulcers seal the deal.Now you know why you experienced pain in the absence of bacteria or any other reason. It's the autoimmune disease at work.My friend, you more than likely (95%) have Reiter's Syndrome.What you must realize is that there is no test for Reiter's Syndrome. The diagnosis can only be made by a doctor based upon the symptoms you have and the circumstances from which they arose. That is why it takes so long to diagnose. It takes a while for a doctor to stand back, look at the big picture, and put the pieces together. People may not realize that their symptoms are actually very significant.Reiter's Syndrome is classified as a rare disease. It affects 3.5 out of 100,000 people.To aid your doctor in the diagnosis process, simply look over the symptoms of Reiter's Syndrome that apply to you. The symptoms you should record are:Excessive urinationDysuria (painful urination)Groin pain (possible prostate involvement)Conjunctivitis (Eye irritation, sensitivity to light)Leg pains (be sure to specify, etc. knees hurt, arthritis-like pain, whatever the case may be)Mouth ulcersAny other symptoms you've seen that you feel apply to youThe supportive factors are your age (between 20-40), your gender (males are affected 5-10:1 compared to women), and the fact that it occurred after an infection with Chlamydia (the most common cause of Reiter's Syndrome).Congratulations on getting a diagnosis. Work with your physician and you can put this entire situation behind you and get on with your life. Take care.P.S. - Wrap it before you tap it!Thank you very much! I can't begin to explain how much of a relief it is to have some type of idea of whats going on. I'm not going to get my hopes up just yet until I visit my uroligist once again, but I can't thank you enough. I never really took STDs and sexual health serious, and I guess this is the way of learning my lesson. If you don't maybe you could talk to me more about your experience with the condition? If this becomes true, I'd like to know what I've got in store for myself.
    bull22 3 Replies
    • November 4, 2010
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  • Thank you very much! I can't begin to explain how much of a relief it is to have some type of idea of whats going on. I'm not going to get my hopes up just yet until I visit my uroligist once again, but I can't thank you enough. I never really took STDs and sexual health serious, and I guess this is the way of learning my lesson. If you don't maybe you could talk to me more about your experience with the condition? If this becomes true, I'd like to know what I've got in store for myself.Glad I could be helpful. I have no problem sharing my experience, but know that just because I have these symptoms, that doesn't necessarily mean that you'll experience them, or if you do, experience them to the same extent.I got acutely ill in January, with symptoms I wont even get in to.In May, after being put into the hospital because I could no longer take care of myself, I discovered all my symptoms were being caused by the enteric infection Clostridium Difficile.I took a 10 day course of Flagyl, and made a full recovery.3 weeks after this, I felt a pain arise in my lower back. I didn't think anything of it.Over the next 2 weeks, the pain in my lower back grew and grew in intensity, making my legs virtually useless due to the pain and the peripheral neuropathy that came out of no where. At the same time, I began to lose the ability to say what I wanted, because it just wouldn't come out. My short term memory was shot and cognitive abilities had dropped dramatically. The neurologist told me "kids your age don't just develop dementia overnight". My eyes began to burn, and my vision had a slight loss of acuity, which I still haven't gotten back. My leg muscles were so weak that they were virtually useless, and I had to use a cane to get around. My other muscles followed suit, and I was weak all around. My quads are still weak to this day, and I have been unable to move quickly as a result. I also developed a headache, and it is still with me today. It's about a 3-4 out of 10 at all times, but frequently spikes up to a 7-8 over 15 times daily with light sensitivity, and throbbing.My symptoms slowly began to come down in severity, but after 4 weeks, they no longer declined. They have been the same ever sense.After my symptoms had declined as much as they were going to, I started to experience burning pains in my knees, back of course, shoulders, and ankles.Today, I experience all of the symptoms still, except I have worked very hard to pull myself from the cognitive impairment I suffered so severely from. However, the arthritis has spread, and as a result my hands, wrists, neck, shoulders, lower and middle back, knees, hips, and ankles are in constant pain (about a 7 out of 10). With the diclofenac I take (my pain is immune to Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Naproxen, and paracetamol) I experience about a 30-40 percent reduction in pain at rest, but only about a 20-25 percent reduction in pain when I am moving. I walk with a limp, due to a combination of pain and weakness in my legs.Due to my continuing symptoms, my rheumatologist is going to be starting me on Methotrexate, which is a chemotherapy agent. Methotrexate is part of the second line of treatment in Reiter's Syndrome, after NSAIDs have failed. The third line of treatment are TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) Alpha blockers, which is biological therapy.Reiter's Syndrome will cause chronic disease in 15-50 percent of the people affected by it.Some complications (some common) of Reiter's Syndrome are aortitis, aortic regurgitation (ultimately requires aortic valve replacement), heart block (may require cardiac pacemaker), mitral regurgitation, arrhythmias, chronic uveitis (resulting in visual impairment), amyloidosis, peripheral neuropathy, encephalopathy, transverse myelitis, IgA nephropathy (Berger's Syndrome), thrombophlebitis, purpura, and livedo reticularis.I already experience arrhythmias and peripheral neuropathy as a result. Blood work has come back with results suggesting that I am beginning to experience chronic kidney failure, probably due to Berger's Syndrome.Realize that you must be very careful with STDs and food poisoning, as you will relapse if they occur, and it will probably be much worse.If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Take care.
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