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Bacteral prostatitis and infertility

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  • Posted By: Tommy420
  • May 30, 2007
  • 07:00 PM

My doc diagnosed me with bacterial prostatitis about a week and a half ago and gave me a 6-week course of Trimethoprim. Here's a brief history!

Diagnosed with gonorrhea 9 weeks ago (1 week after encounter). Given 250mg IM Ceftriaxone and 1000mg Zithromax. Started experiencing slight pain in my testicle 3 weeks after treatment. Had 3 separate urine amplification tests for gonorrhea/chlamydia and all were negative. Had a full STD panel at 7 weeks and everything was negative. Went to doc last week, and he said he found infection in my prostate fluid (my urine was clean). He did not do a culture of the bacteria and said it's most likely gonorrhea, without evaluating it further.

Does bacterial prostatitis cause infertility in men? I am concerned about this as I am only 26 years old.

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