EmbarassingUrologyFilter: I've got to pee all of the time, except when I don't. What's going on here? (Gross, NSFW stuff inside)
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
To begin with, I know you're not my doctor, you're probably not a doctor, and yes, I'm going to go see a doctor whenever I have the opportunity. I just need to get a better grip on what I'm dealing with, and see if anyone has any possible anecdata for me.
Background: I'm a 25 year old straight, married male in relatively good health, with no previous medical issues.
In August, I had an issue with a bloody discharge from my penis. It seemed to be blood in my semen, but it came out not only when I was ejaculating, but other times as well. I had been experimenting with anal toys, and my doctor figured that I'd done something wrong with my Aneros and dinged my prostate or something along those lines. They sent me to a Urologist anyways.
Before I went to the urologist, my discharge had stopped, but I was starting to have trouble with urine leaking from my penis after I'd urinated. Not just the few drops most guys get, but enough to leave some visible wet streaks on my boxers. Urologist said that the bloody discharge was probably nothing and would resolve itself, and the leakage was nothing to worry about. He also noticed a lump on my testicle and sent me to get an ultrasound, but that turned out to just be a cyst.
Things were fine until about December, when I started having this feeling of persistent urination. After I would urinate, I'd still feel like I had some stuck inside my urethra, and I was beginning to have issues with leakage after urinating again.
I went to my GP the first time for another issue and mentioned this. They did a urine sample, which came back clean (every urine sample I've given, since the first, came back clean of anything). She first thought pre-diabetes, but my levels weren't high enough. I went back to my GP a week later, and saw a different doctor due to mine being out. He gave me a ton of antibiotics, said that it might be an STI (even though I'm a married and monogamous), and said to come back if nothing got fixed. That was over Christmas break, and while it seemed to get better for a bit, it came back.
I went to my GP a third time after Christmas, and she sent me back to my urologist. My urologist said that it was probably my Strattera (which I was taking for ADHD), and gave me Oxybutynin. I got off the Strattera (which wasn't seeming to work after a few months anyways) and tried the Oxybutynin, but that didn't seem to work either. Now, it's March, and I'm not sure what to do.
The symptoms of having to urinate most of the time are still there. I can sometimes make the symptom go away if I sit and squeeze my "pee" muscle to try to force all of the drops out of my urethra, but sometimes that doesn't work. This feeling doesn't wake me up in the middle of the night, but it causes me discomfort during the day (and kills my sex drive, because nothing's sexier than feeling like I have to pee all the time, right?). I don't generally pee any more often than normal (5-7 times a day), but there always feels like there's a little left in my penis.
All of my doctors seem to not have a clue what this could possibly be. Where should I go from here? I've never dealt with a medical condition such as this. My GP seems to be a dead end, but my urologist doesn't seem to know what it is either.
Do I find another urologist? Has anyone dealt with anything like this, so that I could at least give my doctor a guess to go with? No one seems to understand how much this is messing with my life, and how this uncomfortable feeling is really derailing other parts of my well being.
Throwaway e-mail: GottaPeeOhEmGee@gmail.com