When this condition first started bothering me, I thought it was hemmorhoids acting up. I had recently had a colonoscopy which identified a single internal hemmorhoid. This is what made sense to me at the time. I discussed with my dr who prescribed hydrocortisone acetate <25 mg> suppositories.
When this acted up in the middle of the night, I got up and inserted one of these, and within a few seconds the pain went away, and I went back to bed. It might be weeks or months before another episode.
In the months before my RRP, these incidents were getting more frequent, more intense and more resistant to the suppositories.
I have not had a single episode since my RRP.
Age 57 at Diagnosis
May, 09 PSA 2.26
June, 10 PSA 3.07 Free PSA 18%
Met with Uro, DRE +
June, 10 Biopsy, 7 of 12 cores, up to 60%, 4+5=9
July 21, 2010 - RRP
tumor contained in capsule, still 4+5=9
perineural invasion extensive
Aug 5, 10 catheter out
Sept 3, 10 PSA - 0.00 (great big whew)
As of 9/3/2010, I'm 99% continent - only occasional stress incontinence !