Hello, I'm seeking advice from anyone experiencing pain on the head of the penis caused by contact (including just hanging out in your underwear). Mine is an extreme discomfort ranging from 3 to 6+ on a 10 scale.
I'm 6 months out from my prostatectomy and thought that the discomfort was caused by a reaction to pads; but, I'm not using pads now for a month and the discomfort/pain remains. The only real relief is sleeping with no garments. Neither surgeon or my regular urologist has ever heard such a complaint under the circumstance; they suspect hypersensitive nerves and say it might pass with less or more time. Tried Neurontin and got up to 900 mg/day, but felt no relief plus I began to lose all the great progress on the continence.
Is anyone dealing with a similar situation? Any input or referral to some material on this is appreciated.
Many thanks, and best.
4/11- PSA 4.5 after steady increase from 2.4 in 2007
5/11- 12 needle biopsy performed; cancer detected in 8 cores with a Gleason Score of 3+3,
7/11-Robotic Prostatectomy performed, Path report showed tumor size 1cc stage pT2c with no signs of cancer outside the prostate
12/11 PSA .020
Age 56 and real healthy otherwise.
12/11 - gained 95% bladder control and still improving.