Symptoms: burning, tingling in penis head and left leg/foot
Well, I seemed to have stumped the doctor I was seeing. I made an appointment last week, and I waited in his office for an hour. The nurse took my weight and blood pressure, and left me there waiting. I finally walked out and told them I had to go to work. So, I am looking for another doctor.
I did not think my condition would be so baffling. It's been a month now, and still no answers, no diagnosis. I got tested for the majors STDs - HIV, Herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis and all results were negative. I had a urinalysis done and it showed no bacterial growth in the urine. So the doctor prescribed Azithromycin for me to take - 2000mg at one shot, but then told me not to take it because he didn't know about my liver (Hepatitis B). And yet I checked with my gastroenterologist and he said I could take the Azithromycin. Anyway, that doctor was at a loss as to what I may have.
It's been a month and my symptoms are still there. The burning in the penis is gone and has been absent for a long time now since I used Clotrimazole cream for the last three weeks. However, my left leg and left foot still has burning, tingling, itching, and occasional sharp needle-like pain. I applied the Clotrimazole cream on the sole of my left foot and it did nothing.
The symptoms on my leg and foot are not constant, however. When I first wake up in the morning, the left and foot feels fine. And last weekend it felt much better. But today it is back to the same sensations. I would describe the sensations as a warmth in my leg/foot, or sometimes a cool sensation, like it was on ice. I also feel a dull ache in and around the perenium area and on my left buttock, as well as a dull pain in the back of my pelvis bone. This points to something going on with the pedundal nerve, as it goes from the frenulum of the penis to the leg. Does it go to only one leg or both?
So, what is going on? Is there any other test I can try to determine if I am infected with something, whether bacterial or fungal? Maybe the infection got into my blood? It feels that way. Could it be staph, mono, Epstein-Barr, etc.
In the last couple of days, some new symptoms showed up. Waking up yesterday morning, my throat was sore, but it was mild and went away during the day. It was like mild ache at the bottom of my throat. This morning when I woke up it was there again, and comes and goes during the day. Again, rather mild and not severe. In addition, my right eye started to become slightly red, and feels dry and irritated. It has been this way for a few days now. At first I thought it might be pink eye, so I went to the pharmacy to buy some eye drops for it. I didn’t use anything yet on the eye though.
Can you shed light as to what this might be? Is my infection, whatever kind it is, starting to spread? Pink eye, strep throat, etc?
Since the sore throat started, I am thinking HIV infection again. My HIV test came back negative, but that was done only two weeks after my suspected exposure. In the last week of July I had sex (with a condom) with a stranger. Her place was not clean. I did use her shower (at the time I thought the floor of her shower stall was nasty). I did use her towels, which come to think of it, probably were not clean. I did not have oral sex with her, whether giving or receiving. So I would have thought the likelihood of HIV infection to be pretty low.
Anyway, since I have perplexed my local doctor, I am hoping you can give me some insight on what other tests I could try, and what other infections I might have gotten to give me these symptoms.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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