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Prostate problems, severe pain. help :(

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  • Posted By: chopin
  • October 5, 2010
  • 04:43 AM

My boyfriend has a problem with severe pain in his prostate. The pain is localized to the place between his penis and rectum. Sometimes it feels sharp and stabbing, other times it feels like a tightness, suggesting swelling/inflammation. Sometimes it feels 'tired pain' or a deep ache. It doesn't hurt in his testicles.

He had a CAT scan and it turned up nothing. He has had some blood work, and it turned up nothing related, except the doctor said that there were some slight things that are present with hepatitis, but he doesn't believe my friend has hepatitis and felt it was unrelated to his prostate issue.

He is 27 years old, not sexually active. He is a normal weight, does not do drugs or drink or smoke. He has had this pain for months. He thought it was kidney pain or kidney stones at first, because he's had a kidney stone before. But apparently it isn't. He doesn't have pain ejaculating nor does he have issues ejaculating. The doctor said it is probably 'muscle pain' and that he's strained something in there, 'overworked' a muscle, but there is no way that can be possible with the history of it. He does not do anything that would strain any of those muscles. The doctor doesn't listen to him when he goes in, sadly.

It comes and goes, some times it's not there at all, other times it's so severe that he can do nothing but go to bed.

He was given a diagnosis of Prostatitis but that was before the CAT scan, the doctor hasn't confirmed it, just said nothing. He was on antibiotics and they did nothing. The doctor discontinued them after 3 weeks. I think if it was Prostatitis the antibiotics would have helped. His painkillers do nothing as well. He was given Oxycontin and it didn't do a thing to alleviate the pain. He was given naproxin instead but it also does nothing.

The medical bills are drowning him in debt, and I hate seeing him suffer. I would love to get our love life back on track, too. It's been on hold until we fix this. There is absolutely no chance of an STI's, unless it's been contracted from a toilet seat (ie nil). Nothing in his family history as well.

Does anyone have any ideas of what it might be, or have you have a similar problem, and can share what helped you? Thank you

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  • Anyone have any ideas?
    chopin 2 Replies
    • October 7, 2010
    • 09:50 PM
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  • I've delt with problems like this for a long time... Believe it's "congestive prostatitis". Took me many years, but I finally figured it out. Regular sexual release really is about the best treatment for this. 2 to 3, or even 4 times a week. Sometimes this will make it worse for a short while (a week), but things should get better after that. Vitamin E will increase semen volume and help get the evil humors out. Do not urinate immediately after ejaculation. Wait at least 5 minutes or so. Sex opens up the ducts to the prostate and uric acid in urine irritates it. These ducts close a few minutes after sex. Coffee for some reason can greatly contribute to prostatitis in many. Don't know why as tea doesn't seem to cause a problem. Hard to live without your morning coffee if you're a coffee person, but you really need to try total abstinence for a while. It only takes a little bit to cause a flare. Try tea for two weeks and see if this fixes things. Long periods sitting, especially driving and flying can cause a flare too. If he sits at work, or drives/flys a lot, this may be contributing to the issue. Don't quite know what you do about this, but watch and see if this is a major cause for him. I found by accident that some antioxidants also help... Especially NAC (N-Acetylcysteine) taken with Vitamin-C. One of each per day is all you need. If you don't like pills, eggs also contain a lot of cysteine, and orange juice has vitamin C. Tylenol destroys cysteine in the body... If he takes a lot of tylenol, the NAC and Vitamin-C will definitely help. Sounds crazy but the fix for your guy may lie in breakfast. No coffee... Just Eggs and OJ, and perhaps some tea. And don't abstain from sex. The prostate does not need or like rest, as irritating concentrations of something (evil humors?) build up. You've got to keep these moving out, every other day or so during a flare. Good Luck and GodSpeed
    synesthesia 87 Replies
    • October 8, 2010
    • 05:56 AM
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  • Thank you -so- much for sharing your knowledge. I will be showing him this thread. He did drink coffee in the morning, just one cup I believe, but I'm sure he will abstain and see if it helps. The sexual release won't be a problem, he is very much healthy in that respect. And maybe I can start helping. He does do a lot of sitting for his job. He will be so thankful for the advice. It's been depressing him, and the huge doctor bills aren't helping matters.Thanks again =)
    chopin 2 Replies
    • October 8, 2010
    • 00:36 PM
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  • Glad to help. I went to doctors several times and they just scratch their heads and prescribe anti-Bs to round up the usual suspects. I thought I must be some kind of freak of nature until I started making the rounds in medical self-help online and began seeing other with the same thing. Regarding the sitting... There are postures that aggravate and ones that don't. Leaning forward with your feet on the floor (like working at a computer) puts pressure on your "perineum" (and prostate) which seems to make things worse. This causes flares for me when I fly or drive long distance. When I'm at home, I sit cross legged in my comfy chair. This takes pressure off the perineum. Leaning back into the back of the chair and/or putting your feet up takes this pressure off too. Don't know if a different chair or computer set-up might help (if he's on the 'puter all day), or perhaps one of those magic cushions for people with problems down there might help. Regular sex helps me more than anything. Not a fate worse than death! I only get flares a couple times a year now, and it's always when I have been too busy or tired to maintain my "prostate therapy" sessions.
    synesthesia 87 Replies
    • October 8, 2010
    • 03:27 PM
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  • One other thing... Sexual excitement without release can also cause inflammation. That pre-climax fluid that gets going during a sexual daydream or steamy movie is from the "cowper's gland" and is very alkaline. If this doesn't get flushed from the system once it is active, it can cause burning you can actually feel sometimes. "Don't allow yourself to get started on something you can't finish" is a good rule of thumb for those who have this problem.Google around on congestive prostatitis for more on this.
    synesthesia 87 Replies
    • October 8, 2010
    • 04:17 PM
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  • Glad to help. I went to doctors several times and they just scratch their heads and prescribe anti-Bs to round up the usual suspects. I thought I must be some kind of freak of nature until I started making the rounds in medical self-help online and began seeing other with the same thing. Regarding the sitting... There are postures that aggravate and ones that don't. Leaning forward with your feet on the floor (like working at a computer) puts pressure on your "perineum" (and prostate) which seems to make things worse. This causes flares for me when I fly or drive long distance. When I'm at home, I sit cross legged in my comfy chair. This takes pressure off the perineum. Leaning back into the back of the chair and/or putting your feet up takes this pressure off too. Don't know if a different chair or computer set-up might help (if he's on the 'puter all day), or perhaps one of those magic cushions for people with problems down there might help. Regular sex helps me more than anything. Not a fate worse than death! I only get flares a couple times a year now, and it's always when I have been too busy or tired to maintain my "prostate therapy" sessions. I have scrotal itching and when I scratch my perineum and prostate region I get itching flare ups on distant areas of my body.Do you get that also?:cool:
    bigboy 64 Replies
    • October 8, 2010
    • 09:48 PM
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  • For 4 years I suffered from symptoms consistent with those described by those who suffer from Chronic Prostatitis and Pudendal Neuralgia. I have even been diagnosed with those disorders although not to the extent that I felt satisfied with pursuing medical procedures. I was recently diagnosed with a Labral Hip Tear - the Orthopaedist who diagnosed me stated that most if not all of my symptoms could be attributed to a labral hip tear: • burning in testes• burning when I sit• back of glute and genital pain• SI Joint pain• tip of penis pain - feeling like I had to pee • spreading burning after long periods of sittingI am very very concerned that there are many men and women who need to have this examined before pursing treatment for prostatitis or pudendal neuralgia. If you are an active person who suddenly started having groin pain - instead of accepting the Chronic Prostatitis diagnosis - have your hip checked out - it could be a labral tear. Dr. Meyers in Phili.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 13, 2010
    • 06:17 PM
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