Post Edited By Moderator (James C.) : 7/12/2009 1:51:05 PM (GMT-6)
Greetings, Timmy. Pain in the rear is fairly common and not unusual to have to sit on a donut for awhile.
Welcome to the forum - you are among friends. David
my pain began at about 3 1/2 weeks, right when I went back to work - desk job. It was the worst from 4 weeks to six weeks and has gotten better steadily since then. It really doesn't bother me much any more,
ps: any stats to post in a signature?
I had incredible pain in my perineum before dx and surgery. This pain would completely take me off my feet while waiting for the 4 or 5 extra strength tylenol to kick in. I've had this same pain several times since surgery. Although it seems to be more in my rectal area than between scrotum and rectum, it is still a 5 alarm event. I'm glad to say it is subsiding and has an awful lot to do with what I'm sitting on for extended periods. With the donut pillow, I'm OK sitting for a couple hours working. Without it, it could be anywhere from 10-20 minutes before I would have to swallow a handfull of tylenol and seek relief on the toilet seat (no pressure on the perineum).
The worst for me was 3-6 weeks post-surgery. I am now at a high level of physical activity, which helps. It will get better.
The pain when you sit is also covered in another form I found called 'perenial pain'. I just joined due to my pain when I sit down. For the first two week I could not sit. Only stand or lie down. It is now 11 weeks after my surgery. I still have some pain and use a donut if sitting on a hard serface or driving for over 10 minutes.
When I had my biobsy, it cause pain when sitting. But that was mild compaired to the pain caused by surgery.
To relieve my pain I could usually lay down for about 10 minutes and I would feel better. I am incontiment and wear pads. In the beginning it was to painful to do many kegels. Now I can do many without much problem. My Dr was not much help. He just kept saying ' It will take time'. It looks like it will take me a long time.