When I urinate, it stings. The stinging starts at the base of my penis and travels all the way to the end. It feels like sharp needles.
The first day of the stinging, I went to Urgent Care. They did a test for STDs, which is due back on Monday. The Dr. prescribed doxycycline, which I've been taking every day for the past 4 days.
I've have no change in symptoms, except that I notice a slight milky discharge in the mornings at the tip. I tried taking Azo, and also drinking unsweetened cranberry juice to dull the pain, but it has not worked. It's to the point where I'm avoiding liquids at all costs because it hurts so much.
Do not withhold liquids for fear of pain. That will cause other serious problems from dehydration. You need to contact the doctor that prescribed the antibiotic because if it's not working yet (in 4 days), you need to let them know. Cranberry juice does absolutely nothing for a urinary tract infection once the infection has occurred. Stop drinking it. It is only a preventative measure prior to e.coli infections.
AZO Standard is a numbing product, and if that isn't helping, you really need to talk to your physician.
I started drinking water again to rehydrate. A new doctor took me off the doxycycline and prescribed pyridium. I've been taking it for a day now, and it still stings like mad at the end of my penis. I think I might have to see a urologist, I can't take this much longer.
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