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Urethritis, black spots on penis, on antibiotics, STD chances - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Dr, I was diagnosed with urethritis about 7 weeks ago. I don't have any more pain or burn in my urethra, however the tip of my penis has tiny black dots that are slowly fading away and near the urethra there is a red discoloration. What do you think I should do?
User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   I chatted with a different doctor yesterday but I realized I had extra questions
Doctor :   need not worry , its a part of healing process in the such tissue ( glans)
User :   ok
Doctor :   It will fade to normal over time
User :   ok well I have more questions
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   do u mind if I summarize you my whole adventure for the last 6-7 weeks?
Doctor :   please
User :   I had protected sex with a girl about 6 weeks ago. No oral,no condom break completely protected. I clean my penis with hand wipes sanitizer, soap and powder (bad habits) everytime after sex
User :   I always clean this way however this time, the next day, my urethra started to burn.
User :   I went to the ER to the doc checked for any bumps or signs and infections, found nothing. He took urine samples and inserted a needle swab in my urethra. Chlamydia/gonorhea test later on came negative
User :   he however gave me Azithromycin and Ceftriaxone just in case
User :   the pain was still present for the next 2 days but not as bad. however on the 3rd the pain came back
User :   this time everytime it came, I could feel the sole of my feet tingling/warming
User :   Went back to the ER, another doc checked me up again and found no infections
User :   he concluded I may have urethritis
User :   prescribed me with doxcycline for 7 days twice a day
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   Instead of going for doxycycline here i would recommend a urine culture and sensitivity test
User :   I followed up with a regular doctor who checked me again and didn't find anything, but since I was still complaining about the burn and a small folliculitis, he gave me bactrim
Doctor :   followed by treatment with appropriate antibiotics
User :   I have already done tose treatments
User :   I am not on medications anymore
Doctor :   Fine , there is no probklem
User :   The pain has gone for a while
Doctor :   Ok, i get it
User :   I'm concerned about side effects and weird random symptoms that followed after using all those medications
Doctor :   May i know what are they ?
User :   The ones I cited earlier: Azithromycin, ceftriaxone, doxycyline, bactrim DS.I was very scared that I caught an STD, so I got myself Tested for HIV, which was negative. I also tested the girl I slept with and it was negative
Doctor :   Ok, good to read that
User :   However I only used Bactrim for 3 days because I started experiencing strange side effects
Doctor :   Did you have skin rashes with Bactrim ?
User :   the 2nd night of Bactrim I had a swollen throat after dinner, allergies on my face, and night sweats
User :   yes but they went away after usage
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   the side effects stopped after using bactrim however the swollen throat continued for 2 weeks
User :   the swollen throat happened almost every time after a meal
Doctor :   Do you have difficulty in swallowing?
Doctor :   ok,
User :   no I didn't
User :   it was after eating that it started to swell up
User :   I've not had it for the past 2-3 weeks now
User :   The only symptom that lasted longer was yellow stool
User :   frequent yellow stool, Not diarhea
User :   but sometimes I would go up to 4 times a day (my normal is about 2-3 times)
User :   the stool was yellow, I started eating yoghurt and it would imp[rove sometimes
Doctor :   ok
User :   then I got on a probiotics align (which, I am using now, for about 2 weeks)
User :   it is much better: I don't go as frequently (only one or 2) the stool some days regains its normal color +Texture but some days it is back to yellow
User :   Before using the probiotics, I had done several blood tests/ stool tests and everything came out normal
Doctor :   Its ok, lets continue
User :   ok for 4-5 days before using probiotics: I would go to the bathroom (about 4 times a day) with yellow stools
User :   lost 3-4 lbs
User :   and for 4-5 days I would feel dizzy everytime I would eat anything
User :   as soon as I ingested food, my eyes felt faint
User :   I wasn't drowsy, but I would just be really dizzy
User :   what might have been the cause of this?
Doctor :   The antibiotics you had been are known to cause this
User :   even though I stopped their usage of 4 weeks now?
Doctor :   specially Azithromycin and ceftriaxone and some extent by Bactrim too
User :   ok even though I used them 4 weeks ago?
Doctor :   yes, as they may destroy the commensal bacteria in the intestines the effect of which will be delayed. The yellow stool is typical
User :   ok One night after drinking and going out (with smokers) I had a severe throat swelling and my neck pulse (on the right) was beating so strong I could see it go on and off. the pulse kept going on like this for 3-4 days.This also stopped
User :   what was the cause of the drowsiness?
User :   i mean the dizziness
User :   not drowsy but dizzy
Doctor :   The low energy levels could be
User :   eyes fell treally sensitive to light
User :   OK
User :   I am now fine besides struggling with altternating yellow stools and normal stools. Now 2 nights ago I felt like something was sensitive under my armpit. There was no lump or nothing swollent
User :   it just felt like a very mild sensitivity
User :   it goes on and off, usually comes around the evening
User :   I don't know what it is? i ws thinking my lymph nodes?
Doctor :   ok
User :   but it is not swelling
User :   today I felt sensitivity 2 hrs ago
User :   but now no more
User :   I keep checking to see if it is swollen but it is not
User :   I am very worried
Doctor :   Do you feel any pain in the armpit ?
User :   no not now
User :   but sometime I feel like something is a little painfull
Doctor :   Ok, the skin in the armpit is very soft ,you could not miss any swelling if present
User :   and it goes away
User :   yes there is no swelling
Doctor :   need not worry
User :   ok thank you doc
Doctor :   If possible get yourself examined by your nearest doctor
Doctor :   but i see no need to panic
User :   I have gone to over 6 ones in the last month, they all tell me i'm fine
User :   I was very worried that I had gotten an std
User :   it is making me stressed out every day
Doctor :   that supports , as i said none could miss if there is a swelling in armpit
User :   ok
Doctor :   The symptoms you mentioned above do not give me any clue into any STDs
User :   ok I am just so worried about everything \any little symptoms I have I relate it to an std
User :   I feel very guilty
Doctor :   need not be
Doctor :   forget the incident
User :   ok I will try to
User :   but what about the back n forth sensitivity
User :   of my arm pit
User :   ?
User :   it comes and goes
Doctor :   Ok, for that i would recommend you to consult a surgeon who can examine the armpit better
User :   a surgeon?
Doctor :   Yes a general surgeon
User :   ok but u don't think it is my lymph nodes?
Doctor :   he will have special techniques to examine the armpit so as to fine any swellings
Doctor :   no , not at al
User :   ok well thats good to know
User :   Thank u doctor
Doctor :   because if painful the lymphnode would have reached to a size more than 2 cm
User :   ok
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   And thanks for consulting me
User :   have a nice day/night
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Wish you the same
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