Burning when urinating (sorry long)
Posted Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:13 PM
For almost six weeks I've been experiencing this burning sensation when I urinate. And sometimes the inside of my penis feels sore or has a burning sensation. Urine is more yellow than normal and I think has a foul odor to it. Before if I drank a liter of anything, pee then go 30 minutes later it's clear but since this happened it always has a yellow tint to it. The longer I go between peeing, the more yellow it is.
Sometimes in the morning if I squat to pee, jump in the shower, then flush the toilet, there is a white ring in the bowl. But that could be from where I just forgot to flush the toilet before I went to bed. But I've never seen this happen before. He says yellow urine means nothing. Red or black yes but not yellow. Yet he doesn't say why it seems to be more yellow after this.
Sometimes it's hard to urinate. I feel no pain in my back like in my kidneys. I have felt some slight discomfort in my abdomen region but that may just be something else. I have a weird diet which contributes to this.
The doctor ran a test to see if I had a urinary infection but all tests came back negative and there is nothing externally wrong with my private parts.
This started about six weeks ago on a Monday night directly after having sex with my girlfriend. Afterwards I went to the bathroom and had this really bad burning sensation when urinating. The next morning it burned when I urinated and ever since. The first four days was really painful. Sometimes I'd have this after burn that would last a couple of minutes. But by the weekend it started to subside and thought whatever happened was going away. But it comes and goes.
But this burning sensation after an orgasm has happened long before I was sexually active. Like when I was 13 or 14 after I'd masturbate. I'd have to sit on the toilet and strain to pee trying to flush whatever out of me and within 30 minutes I was fine. I asked him about this. He says this was normal. That may not even be related.
So I've been thinking. What happened the night before this started. If it's even related or just a coincidence.
First of all I hate using condoms. I hate 'em. They make it hard for me to get my rocks off. Sometimes I go limp during sex and usually go through about 3 or 4 condoms during sex. I'll pull one off when I go limp, play with myself until I'm hard again then put on another.
He thinks it has something to do with using condoms with spermicide and told me to stop using them. Sometimes when I'd use them they would make me burn after sex. But not always. See above statement about burning after masturbation when I was 13 or 14.
But when I informed him that after this had happened, a month went by that my girlfriend and I did not have sex. He assumed I had been using them 3 or more times a week. So that raised more questions.
Here's a few other things that had happened. One of the condoms I used that night was a lambskin condom. I've used them before but with no issues.
Because condoms reduce/destroy sensitivity, I've tried using a cockring to help me out. What worries me is I used one that night and wonder if I left it on way too long. The room was dark, no clock and I had no way to monitor how long I had it on. It could have been 20-30 minutes but no longer than that. They say if you leave it on for more than 10-15 minutes it can cause damage. But they don't say what kind of damage. Anybody know?
I did not tell him about the cockring but he is sending me to a urologist this month to dig deeper into this and will mention this.
He asked if I had unprotected sex with her. Which I have. This opened up a can of worms. I don't know if the urine test just tests for general infections and STDs or just general infections. My girlfriend has none of the symptoms I have so it may be unlikely I caught something from her. But you never know. She gets a bit defensive if I mention this because she swears up and down she has no STDs and has been with nobody since we have been together. Doesn't mean I caught an STD from her, just maybe koodies, a yeast infection or something that originates in the female body but can be transmitted to a man.
Those are the only things I can think of at the moment.
Here's another thing. Yesterday at work I drank water and cranberry juice all day long. Only drinking a 20 oz bottle of Pepsi at lunch, and 2 twelve ounce cans of Pepsi before going to bed. Since then I've been feeling better.
Normally I drink about 2 liters of caffeine free Pepsi a day. No it's not good for me but I'm starting to wonder if all those years of drinking Pepsi has finally caught up me and the phosphorous acid or something in it is causing the burning sensation I'm getting when I urinate.
Also diabetes runs in my family. My doctor treats my father so he is aware of this but didn't mention anything about it.
This type of diabetes is associated with being overweight. Which I am not.
My girlfriend says that drinking beer is good for your urinary system. I don't drink alcohol on a daily basis and can't stand the taste of beer and it gives me an upset stomach. But I am planning on buying some to see if this might help me. Is that a good or bad idea?
What is odd on the rare occasion that I do drink beer (just to get a buzz not for the taste) when I do urinate I seem to recall a burning sensation while urinating afterwards. Not to mention an upset stomach and heartburn after just drinking one or two beers.
I also took some of that OTC medicine that is supposed relieve urinary discomfort but not intended to cure it. It seemed to work but I stopped taking it 24 hours before going to the doctor just in case it messed up the test. My urine is no longer a florescent orange (side effect of the pills) so it's out of my system. Maybe it did cure it...
As of right now typing this email, I feel some slight discomfort in my penis for maybe 30 seconds then it goes away. Last time I urinated, the burning sensation was very minor. As of right now I feel like nothing is wrong with me.
What do you guys think? I'm just trying to gain some more information I can give to the urologist.
Posted Fri Oct 13, 2006 01:10 PM
Posted Fri Oct 13, 2006 01:40 PM
Maybe you have allergic reaction to something. Myself, I can't use condoms that are coated with the Spermicide chemical Non-oxynol 9. I am EXTREMELY allergic to that. When I use those condoms, it BURNS LIKE HELL afterwards and feels like needles are going through my urethra when I urinate. That feeling could last for the next hour to the rest of the night. I never felt anything like that and it only happened when I used that particular condom.
Posted Fri Oct 13, 2006 03:36 PM
Unless I got it from a toilet seat, she is the only sex partner I've ever had.
Posted Fri Oct 13, 2006 05:05 PM
Posted Fri Oct 13, 2006 09:33 PM
Posted Fri Oct 13, 2006 09:37 PM
Posted Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:17 AM
I did goto the doctor and ran a urine test and inspected my private parts and found nothing. So he is sending me to a urologist on the 23rd. So I wanted to ask some questions to see if anyone else has had this so I could pass it on to him. Also wanted to know if it could be sexually related even if nothing showed up in the urine test.
Posted Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:18 AM
Wouldn't that show up in a urine test? The doctor said I came back clean.
Posted Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:25 AM
I've wondered if there was something like this. Something that just crops up for no apparant reason. As of right now my main concern is will it eventually go away. It's not very pleasant but not bad enough to where I want to put a gun to my head. Unless it got worse! I believe I could deal with cronic back pain before having my penis burn all the time. Other than a sore throat that's about the worst pain I've ever felt. Compared to sprained muscles and thermal burns.
I did a search on it and everything about it seems to fit the puzzle. Maybe because I'm 36 that's why the doctor didn't think about it. On the other hand this one website I read said it can happen at any age.
Posted Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:37 AM
If you have one allergy, it is likely you will have many more.
Posted Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:59 PM
- Alleve once a day sometimes helps
- Hot baths helps
- Ejaculate frequently (finally, a reason!)
- Avoid spicy foods and caffiene
- Avoid bike riding (my personal demon)
- Do not put pressure on your perenium. Sitting on a doughnut type pillow helps--or garden kneeling pads in a V formation
Good luck. Keep us posted.
Posted Sat Oct 14, 2006 01:55 PM
After talking extensively with urologists, kidney specialist and my family doctor who has become a very close friend, as well as spending countless hours on the net and with my nose in books I learned quite a bit about urological symptoms. It sounds as though a couple other members may be right. Your symptoms are very similar to a prostate issue, which should be looked into immediately! Also, it's possible you're contracting a form of bacteria from your girlfriend during intercourse. The fact that the burning lasts some time after urination and ejaculation combined with your loosing erections during intercourse and discomfort in your low abdomen does make it seem like a prostate issue may be somewhat more relevant.
I'm NOT A PHYSICIAN, but believe me, I went through hell when I had a similar problem, even going so far as having a kidney biopsy and just happened to read so much on the subject that I recall some of the information. Please, have it looked into further. If I can be of any more assistance, please don't hesitate to PM me.
By the way, I'm fairly new here and have only made a couple of posts. My name Jesse and I wanted to thank you all for your advise and opinions in my first couple of posts. They were most helpful and were very appreciated.