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Re: Feeling in the prostate?

Hey Mike;
I definitely think that the prostate can register pain. I have had mild discomfort/pain in my left groin area since a brachytherapy almost 3 years ago. I believe that the discomfort is from my remaining prostate. Perhaps the scar tissue in the prostate is somehow related, perhaps that part of the prostate doesn't drain properly during orgasm, since my discomfort gets worse after that. Whenever I have my six-month rectal exam, it hurts on the left side of my prostate when the doctor presses it ( well the right side feels a little sore too.) My PSA is 0.5 almost three years after the procedure so the urologist and oncologist don't get very interested in my complaints about pain.

Re: Feeling in the prostate?

You may have felt pressure from the prostate pressing on the urethra. I have read quite a bit, and feeling pain in your prostate is not typical. Pain from the pressure causes pain when urinating. I recommend going online to research this.


Re: Feeling in the prostate?

I appreciate the candid responses. I think Terry's message most closely approximates what I meant when he said he chalked-up the his sensations to normal twinges we have in our bodies now and again. I wonder if the slight twinges you feel occasionally could actually be cancer cells growing and multplying? I don't think that's too strange of a conclusion to make, considering that we somewhat agree there must be some feeling in the prostate gland


Mike P. in the Netherlands

Re: Re: Feeling in the prostate?

Here is an interesting observation.
While I was having my EBRT, and having had ADT for a few months, I found increasing fatigue a real problem.( Still do ! )
So before the drive to the hospital for the R/T, I took a nap in the afternoons.

We have electic storage heaters. About the time I had my nap, the afternoon boost switched on. I actually could feel the electricity surge from the nearby heater in the prostate. A sort of very very mild shock.After R/T finished,this sensitivity diminished.

Have wondered if it was the P.Ca. cells reacting, or the healthy prostate ones.