I am a 33 year old male. Two months ago, I had discomfort under the right testicle. I ignored it as it was not much painful. I went to my physician, and I had a urine test. It came back with white and red blood cells. The doctor said that I have a urinary infection, and he gave me Ciprofloxacin 500 mg, twice a day for 10 days. He asked me to come back to do a test for the prostate if it was infected or not. I got way better, although, little pain under the right testicle was still present. After two weeks, the symptoms started to return with new ones, like low stream flow when I urinate, and I cannot empty my entire bladder. I had an urgency to go to the bathroom, and not much was coming out, and pain in the rectal area. I had a urine test, and it came back fine with no infection or blood or anything.
How come I have UTI since I am male and 33 years old, and I was not involved in sex or anything? How come the doctor just put me on Ciprofloxacin, and she was not sure if the prostate was inflamed or not? I will be having Ciprofloxacin for another month and a half. How to know for sure if I have acute bacterial prostatitis or just regular prostatitis? Can I transmit this to my wife by having sex? I am not having sex now, as part of my treatment, but can I have sex? I have stomach problems and IBS, and I do not know if this is related to UTI. How can I tell what caused my UTI, since my doctor did not do any urine and a semen culture? She just put me on Ciprofloxacin for a long time. She is just a general practitioner and not a specialist. Thank you.