prostate cancer, nothing or something else... plz help

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/3/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
hi, so i needed help with something.. i have never had in issue like this b/f so i dont know where to turn or  if im just freaking out.
about 3-4 days ago i felt a bulge under my sack and  examined it closer to find out it was kinda rubbery,  like that white rubbery part on a chicken bone and as i pressed my sack (like squeezed it skintight) it looked to be sorta blue like it was sorta veiny... sorry this is the best way to explain it
then the next day it like retracted back in my sack and can kinda move around now.. i really just need more help determining what this thing is and if im in danger
oh yea and ive experience slight pain (sorta like a straining pain, hard to explain) <-- didnt mean to rhyme
anyways if anyone is familiar with P.E i have been doing fowfers for about 3 weeks stopped and a week later this showed up.
i dont know if this thing is attached or detached either
any sorta response would be helpful

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   Posted 12/3/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Plzhlpme,

From your description and the straining feeling I would bet that you have an inguinal hernia. Not something to trifle with. It is a weakness in the abdominal wall that allows the internal organs to protrude through the wall. Yes you can push them back in but they will come back out. I had a rather minor one myself some years ago. I would urge you to see a doctor and let him determine the severity of your situation. I do not think this is PCa.

Good luck,


Diagnosed 04/10/08
Age 58
PSA 21.5 (first and only test resulted from follow up visit to emergency room for kidney stone. first time for kidney stone too)
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear
Chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
PSA test on July 14, 08 after 8 weeks hormone .82
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.
Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.
Second Lupron shot 09/11/08
Next PSA test by oncologist 03/09

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   Posted 12/3/2008 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree -- whatever it is, this is not a symptom of prostate cancer. In early stages, PCa shows no symptoms.
Age 63. Other than cancer, in good health; BMI 20
Pre-op: No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores
7 March 2008, RRP, non nerve sparing
Two nights in hospital; catheter and staples out after 7 days
Continent, no pads needed from the get-go
Post Op: Stage pT2 M- N-; clear margins and lymph nodes; Gleason 4+4=8; prostate weight: 37gm
6-week and 7-month PSAs: 0
Bimix injections working well 

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   Posted 12/4/2008 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
yea thanks and like i said i have been noticing some pain with it and it is sorta uncomfortable to ride a bike but...
i got this from a site
What are the symptoms?

An inguinal hernia causes a bulge in the groin area, which can extend to the scrotum in men. This type of hernia is often painless, but may be tender and can cause discomfort during any type of physical strain, such as lifting or coughing. Men may feel a heaviness around the scrotum. The bulge may disappear when the patient is lying down, and be more visible when standing up. A hernia can often be pushed gently back into place. This is called a reducible hernia. When a hernia cannot be pushed back into place, it means a piece of the intestine has become trapped, or incarcerated, in the inguinal canal. Symptoms include pain, nausea, vomiting, inability to have a bowel movement, and a bulge that remains even when lying down. When a portion of the intestine is incarcerated, its blood supply can be cut off, which means the intestinal tissue will die. This condition is called a strangulated hernia. Inguinal hernias usually increase in size with time and can occur on both sides of the body (bilateral inguinal hernia).

and unlike this info it does not hurt when i cough or lift and like i said in a previous post i cant tell if it is attached (like part of the scrotum) or detached or if it goes back it my abdomen and its relatively small now (a little bigger than the size of a peanut) but was bigger (and looked veiny) like how i mentioned the first time i noticed it when it was under my scrotum

and i ususully have to pull it now over the prostate( to make sure the thing is down there still) and it usually feels like its attached(to the testicle). is this typical of a hernia, to be attached to the testi?
sorry for all the parenthesis im just trying to be as accurate as possible.

anyways thanks for the advice and hopefully it is'nt some scary surgery im looking forward to

James C.
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   Posted 12/4/2008 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
The prostate gland is located deep within the belly and is not touchable from the scrotum or other places externally. The only way it may be touched is by a long finger inside the rectum, such as during a Digital Rectal Exam. Whatever you have, there's no way you can be touching the prostate externally or even pulling the growth/whatever over it, as you state.

The best advice is to see a doctor to get a professional exam. We can't diagnose nor tell you with any certainity what it is. This is something that will have to be done by a professional palpating the whatever and using their experience to tell you what it is.
James C.
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
Age 61
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
Present- 1 year: ED- Viagra, pump continues, no response- Trimix .10ml x 2 weekly continues
Post Surgery PSA's: 3 mts-.04, 6 mts.-.04, 9 mts.-.04, 1 Year-.02.

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