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16 or so years ago I may have had a encounter. simply

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16 or so years ago I may have had a sexual encounter. simply do not know for sure as may have been drugged. Anyway, in 2010 I was not feeling well and had numerous tests ,blood tests for about everything including all the STDs. I tested negative for all including the rapid test for syphilis and the TPPA test. yet, despite I feel not right though ibuprofen helps. now, my scrotum feels warm, and I urinate frequently at night--I am 66. pain after ejaculation. I have been a blood donor but not now. could I have syphilis
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.
I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.
Chance of syphilis is unlikely as all of your investigations were normal and these symptoms do not indicate it. Your symptoms are suggestive of;
1) Prostatitis (prostate infection)
2) Benign prostate hypertrophy (age related enlargement of the prostate).
Following investigations should be able to ascertain the cause;
1) Semen culture
2) Urine culture
3) Ultrasound of the prostate and scrotum.
You may need a course of antibiotic like Co-trimaxazole or 2-3 weeks and medications for enlarged prostate.
Please feel free for your follow up questions.
I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.
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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
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