Ok...I recently wrote up a post about how I had some severe ball pain...I went to teh ER and the doctor told me I most likely had epididymitis...which is infection of the long tube behind the testicle...he ran a urine sample on me and it came back negative for any bacteria or infections....I later went online and discovered that the leading cause for epididymitis in sexually active men was ghonorrea...I was wondering..the doctor took a urine sample...which came back negative...and never once did he mention anything about the possibility of me having an STD...he referred me to a urologist...does that mean I'm ghonrrea free or does the urine sample not test for that?
Paranoia at its worst
let me also add...the last time i had unprotected sex was 8 months ago...it was with a girl I was fairly close with...I've never demonstrated any symptoms of ghonorea such as discharge or fever or pain or burning in urination...I've been fine for that part...and when the doctor did the urine culture...he said that there were absolutely no signs of infections or bacteria...(no white blood cells int he urine sample)I think I'm good to go, I'm just makin sure...I've already scheduled my urologist appointment for next week.
It seems most unlikely that you have gonorrhoea.
> the doctor took a urine sample...which came back negativeNegative for what? What were they testing for? A good hypochondriac needs to know stuff like that.Epididymitis can be caused a bacterial infection, like staphylococcus. If that were the case, I would expect that the doctor would prescribe you an antibiotic.I'm glad that it turned out that you didn't have anything serious, but the symptoms you described rate a quick trip to the doctor.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. -- MLK