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Sensei
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   Posted 4/12/2010 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

I have recently gone though a second bout of a strange set of symptoms which have me confused and I wanted to get some opinions from people that may have experienced the same thing.

Symptoms

- A hot & burning feeling through my urethra up to my bladder.
- A feeling of heat along the base of my penis to the rectum.
- Restricted/tight flow of urine and ejeculate
- When bad an urgency to pee
- Soreness/burning of area around anus.


The first time I had this I did urine tests for the usual STD's, infections and uric acid. I came back clean on all counts and the doc gave me some pills that eased irritation and turned my pee red/orange for a few weeks. They helped but as soon as I came off them the irritation returned. During that time I was going through a large amount of stress due to a divorce.

I noticed that acidic and alcoholic drinks definitely made things worse, so I stuck to water for a few weeks which helped a lot. Also, here's a weird thing - I noticed that doing some kegal clenching/pumping seemed to help ease the irritation, as if it were flushing it through.

In the end it cleared up and went away for 18 months.

So now 18 months later it has returned, during a time of high stress so that could be related. Haven't been to the doc yet as this feels exactly the same as the last time. I have been sticking to the water and doing the kegal exercises and it is starting to die down a fair bit. I did have a doc friend of the family write me a scrip for cipro just in case of an infection but it doesn't seem to have made a difference.
I'm sure this isn't STD related as my partner and I are in a stable monogamous relationship.

I checked myself into a Urologist but they can't see me until the end of April.

Just wondering what people's thoughts were on this

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 4/12/2010 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Need to seek medical attention...Could be an enlarged prostate....Could be almost anything.

How Old are you?


Age 55   - 5'11"   215lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


Purgatory
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   Posted 4/12/2010 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
You need to see a Urologist right away. Too many possibillities, wouldn't want to see your symptons worsen. The med you were on before was probably pyridium, with the stain, and its good for relieving the burning, but doesnt solve the root cause. Part of what you describe sounds like a really bad UTI or other infection. Too bad you can't see another doctor sooner.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14 out - 27 days, Cath #15 - 3/29


Sensei
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   Posted 4/12/2010 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 38 years old. I don't have a current MD as I have just moved to a new area so by the time I get in with a new one it will be time to see the urologist. I doubt a trip to urgent care will uncover anything useful.

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/12/2010 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Depends on how much pain you are in now, or while waiting, or if symptons worsen while waiting. Don't know where you live, but some Urgent Care Centers have excellent reputations and doctors working with them. Your call of course, only you know how you really feel.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14 out - 27 days, Cath #15 - 3/29


Sensei
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   Posted 4/12/2010 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
It's only mildly annoying to be honest, like an itch you cant scratch, it feels like someone put hot sauce on my weiner lol.

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 4/13/2010 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hopefully it won't get any worse while you wait for your dr. appt. If someone put hot sauce on my weiner, i think I would be up screaming and running around the room, but hey, one guy's pain is another guy's fun.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14 out - 27 days, Cath #15 - 3/29


t-dog
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 154
   Posted 4/13/2010 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I can tell you some of those symptoms are what happens to me when my i.c. flairs up. Google i.c. and read up and then ask your doc.
Dx at 50 in 12/09 Merry Christmas its cancer....
3 of 12 positive, right side only, psa at dx 2.6 free%14
gleason 3+3=6
routine physical, no symptoms
Da Vinci performed Feb 2k10 by Dr Marc Milsten [hes got mad skills]
99% continent from cath out, mr happy fully functional at 2 weeks out!
path showed same gleeson with no other blips other than one slight margin, organ confined 20% right, 5%left, 34grams
Hernia repair Mar 2k10, hernia was side effect of the surgery
 


pookie63
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   Posted 4/13/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I think I know what's wrong with you, since I've had almost precisely the same symptoms, and your symptoms have been well described in all that I have researched about this condition.  You have chronic non-specific prostatitis.
 
I visited several urologists, none of whom diagnosed it correctly, tho they were ready to do the cystoscope, a form of torture, which wouldn't have given them any information they could use.  Finally I found a doctor who knew what to do.  The very best medical treatment for your condition is a digital massage of your prostate through the rectum.  When this doctor did it, it hurt so much he lifted me into the air with just his finger tip.  He did the bottom and both sides of the prostate.  I had immediate, major reduction in symptoms.  Two more of those treatments, a week apart, helped enormously.  It didn't cure it though.  This was in 1976 and I still have the problem.
 
But the non-medical treatment I discovered can help you keep in under control.  Green tea extract.  This has amazing anti-inflammatory properties.  I take five capsules of this stuff, twice a day (I use the decaffeinated version).  It helps enormously with the symptoms.  At the same time it has also completely eliminated my chronic sinusitis, another form of inflammation, which had driven me crazy for years.  If you take it, start out small, maybe two caps twice a day, and titrate the dose -- incrementally increase it until you get the desired results.
 
I also share your prostate-sensitivity to alcohol, one of the more disappointing characteristics of the condition.  If your treatments work well enuff you can indulge, as I do, and if you get a flareup of the prostatitis you stop the booze and the inflammation will die down.
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