I’m a 29 year old male.
I was diagnosed with epididymitis 2-3 months back, about 3 weeks after I had unprotected sex. I was prescribed doxycycline first. They helped, symptoms went away in 4ish days.
I took doxy for 2 weeks nonetheless, 100mg twice a day. A week or two after I quit the meds the symptoms came back. After that I've been described various antibiotics (Pronaxen, Norfloxacin, Dalacin), none of which eased my symptoms (ache and discomfort in the right epididymis). I have also been tested for STDs and mycoplasma and for bacteria in urine, all negative. All tested multiple times, always negative. I'm back on doxycycline now, been a week and the symptoms aren't going away this time. At least not as fast.
Ultrasound showed that I have a calcium deposit or something like that now, 4mm (0,15 inches) width in or on my epididymis.
My questions are:
- After all these antibiotics, how likely is it that I'm still infected with something?
- Can you think of anything that causes epididymitis and doesn't get healed with that pile of antibiotics I've been on? My doctor has assured me that it's highly unlikely there's any permanent damage since the discomfort isn't even severe enough to disturb falling asleep, but I'm still nervous about having an internal organ sick for months on.
- Could the ache in my right epididymis be caused just by the calcium deposit? If so, how long does it take to go away, and is there anything I can do to help it go away faster?
- Could this be caused by something else than bacteria? Like fungus or something?
I tried searching for similar questions, and they all came back horribly depressing. "Wait for 6 months to see if it clears up" or so. I'm starting to get depressed.