Possible Chronic Prostatis / CPPS - pain in the penis and the pelvic area

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My problems started in November with intermittent pain & discomfort in the pelvic area, followed by stinging pain in my penis since the beginning of the New Year. That pain is mostly intermittent though it ha flared up as I write.

Naturally, I had a heap of tests in December - bloods, urine and ultrasound on the pelvic area and kidneys. Everything is mostly OK, PSA normal, slightly raised blood sugar, slightly enlarged prostate. Everything looks normal and little or no pain on urinating.

My doctor has recommended no further tests and I mostly agree with him. He's tried a short course of antibiotics. I've tried drinking URAL for a few days.

I haven't been sexually active for three or four years, maybe longer. I take Citalapram for anxiety and it has all but destroyed my libido. Masturbation is about as much fun as constipation. I only tried it - masturbation - to see if that helped. No.

I'm almost tempted to do something I've never done before and go to A & E. I'm sure that is a waste of time. If I was suffering the pain 24x7 I think I might go there.


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    hi Dave,

    I had a similar problem with pain levels so bad i was on morphine, All my tests did not show anything. Eventually I was given a cystoscopy and they discovered i had hunners ulcers in the bladder.

    An operation removed and cauterised the ulcers and the pain disappeared immediately, an excellent result.

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      Thanks for that Paul. I'm caught between the rock and a hard place of, possibly being an anxiety-ridden hypochondriac or genuinely ill!? Perhaps if I had not gone to see my GP so many times with bullsh*t complaints, going with a possibly genuine problem would have led to different outcomes? I shall see what my GP says this week.


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    David you dont give your age but it wouldnt hurt to ask for a cystoscopy

    If the PSA Level is within normal range, ultrasound normal then I think you could relax but your age would help us.

    regards Robin

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    When you say you have not been "sexually active for three or four years, maybe longer" do you mean you have not had an orgasm for that long, even by masturbation. If so that is unusually long and could be a cause of prostatitus. The fluids in the prostate need to keep moving occasionally to keep it cleared out. If that is the case you should discuss it with your Urologist, and get a second and third opinion.


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