Prostatitis and weightlifting

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I have been lifting heavy weights for 2 weeks now and my prostate is swollen, anyone ever connect the 2 ; weightlifting and prostate problems. No erection is possible. It is completely swollen, Urinate5 times a night.

Had problem before , psa done numerous times with biopsy also.Feeling scared.

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    Hello Mark...

    Don't know forsure, but last Oct. I was in the garage an lifted so heavy stuff the next week my the next day my lower back,hips,groin and thighs hurt. I thought I hurt my back so made appointment to see back, after running MRI an CT. They found that my prostate was enlarged.

    Don't know if its connected.

    But could be possible.

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    One of the first they tell us NOT to do is lift weights, after prostate surgery. I have not been back to the gym because of that. I do alot of rowing and its a strain on the prostate, and weight lifting is even more of a strain, I would back off for awhile and see how that goes. I had my TURP surgery on Sept 5th, but am being cautious with doing planks or any lifting where a squat is involved. I would be careful and limit the drinking of water after 6 PM. See how that goes. Good luck.

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    If you are taking any "hormone supplements" to help with body building, you should know that they, and "real" testosterone, can cause your prostate to grow.

    Neal

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    Mark,

    Im 57, have always lifted but not to the extreme where I would consider myself a "body builder",  a couple 45s on each side is bout the max.  Mainly just staying fit.    I have battled with an enlarged prostated for nearly 20 years, and for that period of time I was on "flomax"/"tamsulosin",  2 days without it and I would be in the same condition as yourself.    Never took any

    steroids or anything more than muscle milk or something like that.  however  last year I found out that my testosterone level was in the 200s and stated on a bi weekly shot of testosterone,  it helped alot of things including

    erections,  i began to notice that I was having a more difficult time urinating and was not emptying my bladder, not that I was before but I think I was

    holding more than usual.     Around the same time I heard about the "urolift"

    procedure and approx 4 months ago I had it done,  and now I sleep the whole night, and when I urinate it is a strong flow and it feels awsome.   I do know that I still retain 3- 400 units in my bladder which is due to an over expanded bladder for so many years,  which is what I am looking into now.

    Lastly,  I my dr.  also inserted into me 10 "testopels" which are a slow release testorone over a period of 4-6 months instead of getting shots,  they seem to be working pretty well, but even with that I think it may be effecting my prostate.     So you just be proactive and get it handled,  and dont be freaked out if you have to have a catheter to get you drained out,   you can also go to the er and the will check the capacity of your bladder and if you are too hight they can administer a catheter into you,   its kind of a freaky feeling but does not hurt and you will be a little inconvienced until you get it under controls, however you will sleep and not worry about holding your urine!    Good Luck 

    Anthony

     

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      Ok I do not have low testosterone; but I can increase it my doing lots of squats before I take the blood test at the doctor.  Example one time I did squats and different variations for one hour before the blood test and my testosterone shot up to 750.  But lately I do even more vigorous upper body exercises to the extreme and that is when the prostate appears to swell. Doctors appointment is first part of November. Before he mentioned hollowing out prostate with laser while asleep so my enlarged prostate does not interfere with my bladder. I find when I eat meat it swells. Vegetables likes onions , garlic and other low carb stuff is my friend but not the all American diet of meat and potatoes. Forget it. Thanks.
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      If you get a chance Google "Urolift" and on their site they give a short video and some pictorials, Perhaps it is a better option over turp or laser. Not so invasive and removes no tissue.

      Good luck Mark.

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    Which exercises did you do and what do you presume caused it?
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