This is embarressing but I hope I could get some answers. I have an urologist appointment in a few months, but wanted to see if I could get some thoughts on this. So I'm a 23 year old healthy male. I eat right, exercise and try to lead a healthy life style. So my problem is this. In the past, I've had a couple cases of epididymitis(on the left side), but nothing antibiotics didn't take care of with ease(I'm not sexually active either). A few months back, I masterbated a LOT within a few days. Sometimes not leaving much time in between. Well this really aggrevated (again the left side) my epididymis. The pain was a lot more than any other times I've had it (basically pain when I touched the top of the left testicle, radiating pain down my left thigh and to my abdomen). There would be no pain in the morning, but would get worse as the day went on.
So I went into my doctors and explained, and he said he believed I had another acute case of epididymitis, and gave me 14 days of cipro. Well I took it, and instead of like before were the drugs would relieve the pain within a few day, it didn't at all. So after the 14 days were done, I just decided to wait. Well after one more week, the pain was all gone. In that 3 week time, I didn't masterbate at all. So then after the pain was completely gone, I masterbated and bam the pain came back again. So I went in again, was put on Doxycycline for 10 days. It did absolutely nothing. Then I waited another week, and again, the pain just disappeared. So I was sent for blood work, urine work, std test(even though I'm not sexually active) and an ultrasound. Everything came back negative. The only thing found was that there was a small cyst on the top of my left testicle(possibly on my left epididymis??). Doctor said that wouldn't cause a problem. So then I had no pain because it had disappeared, but then I masterbated again and the pain came back again. Instead of going into the doctors, I just waited 2-3 weeks, and sure enough the pain was gone (just want to mention that the pain last about 10-12 days before dropping and by day 15 its gone completely...same time frame for each case I mentioned).
It seems that my pain is always trigged by masterbation. The symptoms always feel like epididymitis...but cleary it isn't being that antibiotics dont work. And I've read about chronic epididymitis, where the pain persists. Well my pain isn't like that, because it goes away if I don't masterbate, and never comes back unless I do masterbate. So I am wondering if this is more of a nerve problem that was aggrevated during those few days that I masterbated a lot? Or could it be the cyst on top of the testicle, or on the epi that's being aggrevated each ejaculation?
Non-antinflammatory's don't really help at all. I've tried everything. The only thing that does work is not ejaculating...and well that's a problem. I am afraid to even masterbate or if I was in a relationship, I'd be afraid to do anything just to avoid the pain. I am wondering, if it is a nerve problem or the epi isn't completely healed...should I avoid ejaculation for a couple months completely, could it be that it needs time to heal??
Thank you for your time and consideration, I hope to hear from anyone that could be of help or provide some knowledge into this.