This all started for me back in February '15. Im a 24 year old male btw. I woke up one day with burning and extreme tenderness in my penis, quickly followed by burning upon urination and a penile discharge. I had what the Drs diagnosed as a prostate infection, as every other other test for std, uti, etc came back negative. All was well when I took Cipro and the next morning I awoke totally symptom free. 4 days later I had been sitting a while (I was on a long flight) and I awoke to the pain back right where it was in my penis. Not sure if this has anything to do with it but the day prior I had sex as my Dr told me frequent ejaculation would help the prostatitis, so I figured why not. I just assumed that the infection had returned but there was no more burning on urination, or discharge.
I've been tested for everything time and time again. Everything is negative. I have done blood tests, everything is normal.
Since I've been "diagnosed" with chronic Prostatitis/CPPS. Every urologist I've seen says my prostate feels pretty normal so they doubt it's the prostate causing my issues. I've had MRIs of the pelvis and lumbar spine only to come back normal.
I bought into the theory that perhaps the infection could have caused CPPS, but I've been doing physical therapy (trigger point release, pelvic floor stretches) with a pelvic floor therapist for 2 months now with very little relief. My muscles were really tight to begin with, but I think this is more of a product of the problem rather than the problem itself.
The pain hasn't abated at all since it returned back in February. I would describe my penis pain as burning/stinging/tingling. It is also hypersensitive to the touch. If it rubs against my underwear the pain is unbearable. I had to switch from boxers to briefs because of this. I have some urinary hesitancy as well. But these are pretty much my only symptoms.
I have noticed though that my urethra appears to be inflamed though, perhaps enlarged for whatever reason. If I have some leftover semen after ejaculation it sometimes dries over at the top and crusts over.
The closest thing I can find to my symptoms is Pudendal neuralgia. My theory is that the infection developed some scar tissue which might be trapping my dorsal nerve somewhere along its pathway (perhaps also causing the urethral inflammation?). I just pray that no permanent nerve damage has occurred.
Just looking for any advice or even better someone with a similar experience that can offer anything--any help is appreciated. Thanks everyone.