[Question #5943] Urethra Irritation
20 months ago
2 weeks ago, had protected intercourse with a CSW, (both vaginal and oral protected with no break).
Morning after, I started to feel discomfort in my urethra normally after urination. I have had this issue before (even after masturbation) and it usually subsides within 2 days. For information, there was no discharge, no painful urination, or any other symptoms -- other than discomfort/sensitivity in my urethra (near the tip)-- I am circumcised.
Day 3, I went to see a Urologist who ran urine work and, just as a precaution, gave me Zithromax 1g to take as a single dose. The next day (Day 4), issue still there, I went to see another Urologist who ran urine and blood work. On both occasions, the results came back clear including for Leucocites.
Day 7, issue comes and goes - discomfort and mild burning AFTER urination. So I went back to the Urologist again, he told me to give it time. He did an ultrasound to check on my prostate and said it was fine. I insisted I wanted antibiotics just as an extra precaution, and he prescribed Levofloxacin 500mg to take once daily for 7 days. I have been on the meds now for 5 days and my issue has completely resolved.
Was I, at any point in time, at risk here? If not, why did this happen? I'm trying to get my head around the fact that the antibiotics must have cured whatever it was that I had or could it just have been a coincidence and that time had healed me as opposed to the antibiotics! Surely, if this was simply an irritation caused from a sensitivity to the condom (her condom) or whether this condom had spermicide or not then the antibiotics would not have done much. Prior to this I had not had intercourse for 1.5 months and Dr. said that could also be the reason (a plumbing problem) with a narrow urethra which could be prone to irritation after ejaculation.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
20 months ago