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Finally. pain after urination and discomfort in testicles for 90 days. tested + for staphylococcus epidermidis in semen with ngs testing (81%). linezolid was recommended. how could this happen? can someone share details in caused and treatments?

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Dr. Hiep Le answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

You are correct with your concern. I'd also think twice before committing to this tx because urogenital infection with Staph epidermidis (a coag negative staph.) is very less likely. Have your prostatic and semen specimens checked for evidence of inflammation, i.e. high white cell (pus) count? You may need a second opinion and I prefer an ID doctor if the current doctor is a urologist. Good luck!

Answered 3/3/2023

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This organism could be a contaminant. Pl see a Urologist for evaluation and management- for this is too long . If already seeing one -pl get another opinion. Good luck

Answered 3/5/2023

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