• 10 days ago

    Tips? Negative tests but flu, joint, semen and testicle symptoms

    This is too long of a story and explanation, but I am testing negative multiple times for all STI and culture tests, whether urine, blood, swab or semen culture. This includes urethra and throat swabs.

    I first experienced urethra and testes discomfort about 2 months ago, within days after getting simply hand groped at a strip club (probably related but maybe not?). It then followed a week later with soreness in the legs and lower back (it now is occasionally in all joints such as arms and shoulders and some muscles). Then weeks later I noticed a red ring in the back of my throat that's lasted for almost a month now that feels like a slight sore throat with periodic congestive mucous. The last 3 weeks I have noticed varying degrees of yellow in my semen as well, with clumpy intense yellow jelly textured spots (white blood cells?). Some days I'm ok, then some days my body feels like it was hit by a truck that gave me the flu.

    I've seen urologists and an infectious disease doctor who have placed a bunch of tests and tried doxycycline (prostatitis guess), azithromycin (preventative for chlamydia wihtout testing positive), and now levofloxacin (for a bacteria that showed up in semen culture that my doc thinks was a contaminated sample). They are stumped and this is dominating my days and thoughts.

    Any similar experiences or information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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  • 10 days ago

    RE: Tips? Negative tests but flu, joint, semen and testicle symptoms

    Hi It sounds like you just have had the flu, but its hanging on, try reading up about Australian flu.

    NOWHARD
      • 9 days ago
        Thanks for the recommendation. The symptoms don’t seem to align due to the male organ related matters, but certainly interesting to find out about.
      • 9 days ago
        What your not seeing is if you had Australian flu these are mostly side effects that carry on for a long time, and if your run down then they will last far longer, and as fcl has said if you have something else running along side of that and in tests things get mixed up.

        From a blood test they can tell if you had it, if they know what to look for, then they can try and find what else is there, otherwise they can be looking for anything.

        NOWHARD
      • 9 days ago
        Thanks, I’ll bring it up. Just tested negative for mono.
  • 9 days ago
      • 9 days ago
        I have not, however since the male organ related issues arose first, I tend to not think it is something standard like mono. But I can certainly ask next appointment. The last couple of days I’ve also woken up with a dehydrated/nauseous feeling. Very frustrating.
      • 9 days ago
        Youn might want to consider the possibility that you might have two unrelated issues ...
      • 9 days ago
        Just got a negative for it. Waiting on mumps.