Does anyone know or have BPH and what the symptoms are ??

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   Posted 12/5/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
My gland is enlarged per Uro. PSA is 1.01  50 yrs old. Uro said gland feels fine no case for alarm. I have perinal discomfort and rectal discomfort more after sitting long periods. Are these symptoms of BPH or enlarged gland ??
Does anyone here have these symptoms or have BPH ? Seems like I remember a few times last year when it felt like a pulled muscle under scrotum for like 15 seconds. May or may not have anything to do with the gland.
I asked my UO if I should recheck PSA in 6 months, he said Nope, it was .99 a yar ago and 1.01 this year. He said "forget about it" recheck in a year or so.....
Oh well I noticed while sitting in my tree stand the discomfort in pernial area seems to be pretty bad all day.. Just wondered if anyone has this problem.
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   Posted 12/6/2008 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I had BPH for years and never had the discomfort you describe. This sounds like something you should really get checked out further. It may have nothing to do with BPH. Sounds like hemorrhoids, but I'm guessing you already checked that.
Age 59 - diagnosed in Jan. 08 after biopsy
da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy 4/11/08 - both nerves spared
Catheter removed 4/25/08
Prostate Pathology: Gleason Grade 6 (3+3)
5 wks post-op Continence: 1 pad night, 2 during day
7 wks post-op Continence: 2 pads every 24 hours
First post-op PSA at 7 wks: >0.1
14 wks post-op Continence: 1 pad days, no pad nights
Post-Op PSA at 5 months: >0.1
7 months post-op Continence: First pad-free day/night!
7 1/2 months post-op Continence: No more pads!
(ED is a different story)

James C.
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   Posted 12/6/2008 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I had BPH before surgery.  My prostate was 110gms, rather than the usual 25gms or so.  The only noticeable sypmtom was difficulty urinating.  It took longer to get the stream started, longer to empty the bladder and the stream was very weak and sometimes only dribbled. I never had any discomfort, pain, aching, etc in any of the perineal or abdominal areas.  

James C.
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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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   Posted 12/6/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   

I do have hemroids and maybe thats part, My URO said it may be the pendula nerve plus I sit when driving for hours. It sometimes seems like it goes down the back of my leg and sometimes its the cheeks of my butt and pernimum area. Its not a real bad pain but more like a nagging pressure.


Advil makes its lessnoticable, it almost feels like you have been bike riding for hours rolleyes

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