[Question #6852] Mycoplasma complications
10 months ago
I see that you have already had a few questions about m gen, however, I could not find a case such as mine.
was originally treated with azithromycin, and subsequently levaquin
and doxy in april 2019 for an unknown STI. Long story short, I had to
find a test on my own for m. gen and it came back positive. By that
point, it was resistant to everything. I had the infection for about
five months until I was able to travel to France in October to try
pristinimycin. In the meantime, the infection had migrated to the
testicles and I was then having chronic testicular pain with severe
tenderness in certain areas and negligible libido, in addition to the
initial problem of discharge and urethritis. While on pristinimycin,
I noticed about a day of normalcy, before the symptoms
all came back. I finished the course of pristinimycin and all the
symptoms were the same as before. Sometime after that the urethritis
and discharge lessened in intensity, and the discharge had all but
disappeared. I have since seen infectious disease docs and
urologists, where I tested negative for mycoplasma in November.
However, my testicular pain and libido are exactly as they
were with the infection (assuming it ever went away). I also have
pain throughout my body, most often in the soles of my feet, which
began with the testicular pain—I think it is referred pain. Also,
the pain has been increasing in frequency and intensity lately, along
with urethritis (but no notable discharge yet). I had a scrotal
ultrasound last month that appeared normal, and the doctors have
basically told me its all in my head and I’ll just have to live
with it. I need help! But what can I do?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
10 months ago