- October 3, 2018 at 11:08 pm #177161
I’ve been having symptoms and not sure if it candida or not.
I had unprotected sex 2 months ago. First symptoms were frequency and urgency of urination. Noticed a red type of leison on my foreskin that a doctor said looked fungal. My penis hasn’t really felt the same sense. Dribbling after urination, no pain but definitely uncomfortable after masturbation/sex. It feels like there is definitely some type of bacteria/infection either in my bladder, prostate or urethra. I’ve had every test done by a doctor. All bloodwork, negative for all std’s. Negative for UTI, even got special testing done for mycoplasm, europlasm and trich- all negative. I have NOT been tested for candida and I feel like maybe I have it. Has anyone experienced anything like this!? It’s definitely affecting my quality of life, making me depressed and causing problems with my girlfriend. My body usually fights things off really well but this has been going on for 2 months and it’s pretty scary.. I went off of sugar and caffeine recently but I don’t really see much of a change because I still have the symptoms.. Mainly it feels like I have to pee all of the time, I feel pressure in my bladder, my penis doesn’t feel great- kind of a weak/tender feeling. Any advice would help! ThanksOctober 6, 2018 at 11:14 pm #177174
Just so you know, you’re not alone. I have the exact same symptoms as you describe. I mean exactly. Only it’s been going on for over 2 years. I saw a GP and was treated for a yeast infection, because I was sure that was the problem, and was given fluconazole. I took the first pill and instantly started feeling better. I was excited that I found a solution. Then after I took the second the symptoms came back. Went back to the doctor and was given another prescription, but ended with the same results. She sent me to a urologist who said there was nothing wrong, but because I didn’t like how loose the skin on the shaft of my penis was I could get another circumcision. 🤔 No thanks. Second opinion.
Went to another urologist and even though I had zero symptoms, she said I could have lichen sclerosus. Nope.
I began reading up on candida and I feel like that has to be the problem. I started eating cleaner and taking probiotics and again had significant improvement. I thought I had found the solution once again, but the symptoms came back again. I’m considering the candida diet, but I guess I would like confirmation from someone else that that’s what I’m dealing with before I go down that depressing road. I’ve mostly cut out sugar and carbs already, but it doesn’t seem to be getting better.October 12, 2018 at 10:32 am #177234
Thanks for your reply.
What started these symptoms for you? And has this been off and on for 2 years or very consistent? I’m so confused I’ve ever pretty much every test possible. My urologist finally said it’s non specific urethritis. I’m on my third antibiotic which I’m skeptical to start because I’ve already taken Flagyl & Doxycycline which have not worked.. Sometimes I can’t tell if it’s all in head but it seems like when I don’t have sugar/caffeine it feels better.
Also, can you go into detail about your symptoms?
Are you still actively trying to figure out what is causing this or have you basically just accepted it?October 14, 2018 at 6:47 pm #177250
From what I’ve read about Candida, antibiotics kill off probiotics and makes the Candida worse. I’m no expert on the subject either. I only recently came to the conclusion that I could be dealing with candida overgrowth, but I was hoping that someone who knows more about this topic could maybe help us both to confirm that we are dealing with candida symptoms.
My symptoms started out with the skin of the shaft of my penis becoming thinner and more wrinkled. Also the skin has ALWAYS stayed firm above the head of the penis, but it started going down over the head, covering it. I started noticing a kind of itchy irritability in the head and a slight red rash on the shaft skin. I also started noticing that I was having a harder time gauging when I was done peeing and sometimes would get dribbles coming out after I thought I was done. I chalked it up to a regular yeast infection and used Monistat for a couple of weeks which did not help much other than take the rash away. I tried fluconazole and thought that I was well onto full recovery, but symptoms started returning. Tried another round of fluconazole with the same results. After the 2 urologists, I decided that I wanted to go on a strict diet to lose a little weight and was going to the gym 5 days a week while taking probiotics and multivitamins. I started noticing the shaft skin of my penis was firming up and it had gone back to normal staying above the head again. The itchy, irritable feeling of the head had faded. I thought I had finally figured it out, but I hadn’t cut sugar completely and I think that’s what caused things to revert.
Now I’m about ready to start the Candida diet, but I would like confirmation of my symptoms because I don’t hear about these symptoms from other people. I am also waiting for my finances to improve a little before starting because I know it’ll be expensive getting everything I need for the diet.
Other symptoms I have are a seriously reduced sex drive, joint pain (not positive it’s related), unexplained weight gain (could be that I’m getting older, but I was never over 135 lbs and solid muscle), I also notice a strange odor when I pee and there is a slight burning sensation at times. Also, I get out of breath easier. Sorry this was so long.October 14, 2018 at 6:55 pm #177251
No worries thanks for the insight. Was this after unprotected sex? Also do you have frequency/urgency of urination? It feels like my bladder is never empty. Did u cut out caffeine too? Mine feels worse when I have stress, caffeine and sugarOctober 14, 2018 at 8:24 pm #177252
Yes, I forgot to mention the urgency and frequency of urination. I did still have a cup of coffee a day which I have found coffee is also not good to have if you have candida. No fun at all. Lol.October 14, 2018 at 9:44 pm #177255
Also yes, I had unprotected sex as well, but have been treated for all STDs multiple times.October 14, 2018 at 10:05 pm #177256
And it’s been going on for 2 years!? I feel like my main symptoms now are dribbling after I pee, having to pee all the time, a little uncomfortable in my urethra & like my scrotom if I push on it. I’ve been on doxycycline, flagyl and kelfex so far.. It’s really making me depressed I can’t masturbate or have sex like before and it doesn’t seem to be getting better. Which antibiotics have you tried? Did your urologist diagnosis this as non specific urethritis?October 14, 2018 at 11:58 pm #177257
No. The 2 urologists I went to wouldn’t listen to the symptoms and basically dismissed everything I said. They were not useful. One said I could get a second circumcision (had one at birth) because I told him the skin of the shaft of my penis didn’t used to go over the tip. He said if it really bothered me, I could get a circumcision. Obviously not the problem. The second one said there was nothing wrong that she could see by examining me and wouldn’t listen to me. I never took antibiotics, just fluconazole. I also have discomfort in my urinary tract. It’s constant. Like I said, if we are dealing with candida, antibiotics make it worse. Try going off of antibiotics. The diet I started for a week that was working was about 1,000 calories a day. I had a protein bar, 2 peaches, almonds, cashews, a turkey and 50 calorie per slice bread sandwich, 4oz chicken breast and asparagus or broccoli. I also had a tall Pike’s place coffee from Starbucks and a coke. If you cut out sugar you’ll do way better than I did. Probiotics helped as well.
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