Thank you Dr. XXXXXXX A couple more questions:
1) I am a little worried this could be symptom of urethra
cancer or some other cancer (that is probably the "worst case scenario"). But, the urologist
I saw (who performed the cystoscopy
) said there were no lesions or blisters in the urethra, and no cancer cells in urine. Also, all blood tests (Comp Metabolic Panel, Creatine
Kinase Total Serum, CBC with Differential Platelet, CBC/Diff Ambiguous Default, Coombs Direct, Haptoglobin
, and LDH) were all normal. And as I said the CT scan
was normal, and I also had a renal ultrasound
which was normal. Given this information, do you believe urethra (or other) cancer is likely or not? I did have a case of penile warts 20 years ago (probably caused by HPV but not sure) so am a bit concerned (but that was only on outside of penis, and they were treated and did not recur).
2) You mention antibiotics to address possible prostatitis; I just completed a course of Doxycycline (with no effect). Is Doxycycline not effective for prostatitis, and is there another antibiotic prescribed for prostatitis?
3) Assuming this is prostatitis, how effective is treatment, and is this condition likely to recur?
Thank you for your help.