Patient Comments: Prostatitis - Symptoms

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Comment from: Bing, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 17

My prostatitis symptoms started lightly about two weeks before being able to see a doctor and progressively getting worse. I have pain in the perineum, testicles and prostate. A feeling of swelling under the scrotum or something there but nothing. Pain fluctuates, and I have good days and bad days. Urinating is fine sometimes, other times I have a slight burning before urine starts. Discomfort in the urethra from time to time, peeing or no peeing. I have fatigue, nausea, and overall feeling of sickness. No pain ejaculating.

Comment from: Mahesh, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 19

I do not feel like going to the toilet for bowel movement. With prostatitis both gastritis and constipation frequently occur. I have pain and irritation on my left testis radiating towards pelvic joints. Frequency of urinating has increased and I also have irritation on the tip now and then.

Comment from: Nick, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 22

From onset of prostatitis symptoms to final day is about 8 days. Symptoms are more frequent and intense in spring, summer and fall, spring being the most prevalent. PSA is very low. For the last two years I have had 3 days of dizziness and unsteadiness prior to main symptom. Other symptoms are increase in urination, (urine emits a strong aroma indicative of high protein content), puffy eyes and blurred vision generally in the morning upon waking, brief period of nasal irritation, not intense enough to cause sneezing, and body aches. Chronic back, neck and shoulder pain increases in intensity causing increased use of pain management prescriptions. Digestive distress including three days of intense stomach disorder with associated bowel distress, mild diarrhea and gas; borborygmus. I have lethargy, fatigue, irritability and daily bed rest is required. A feeling of low-level fever, not detectable by thermometer, facial flush and sweating with mild exertion. At least one day of intermittent ringing in the ears, usually occurring in a sequence of 3 pulses. Ringing is similar to light headedness associated with rising from a resting position too quickly due to low blood sugar. Symptoms are alleviated for a few hours with a combination of prescribed pain killers and aspirin. Acetaminophen is not effective.

Comment from: sofirose, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 27

My husband had radiotherapy last March for prostate cancer. He did well but now 9 months later is getting several hours of perineal pain every 1 to 3 days, stinging on passing urine and bowel looseness. There is no infection the urologist says, but says if it was prostatitis the symptoms wouldn't be sporadic. He wants to do a cystoscopy, we are reluctant as he needed a catheter after a previous biopsy! What to do!

Comment from: rich, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 02

I have to go to the toilet between 3 to 7 times every night because of prostatitis. The tip of the penis is burning especially just before the urine flow. I have to push at various locations to try and force the flow, and sometimes it works. I also take Cipro. At the beginning of my treatment the prostate was 4 cm in size. The last time I had a digit prostate exam, the doctor said that he immediately could feel the prostate. My last check the size has gone down but due to the shape it most likely requires surgery. My friend had the surgery and was bleeding with fever for at least ten days after. I am having trouble choosing the type of procedure if it is necessary. The pain is so bad I just want to pass out sometimes.

Comment from: Jedediah, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: June 19

It hurt before urinating then it stopped hurting while urinating, and it only happens once in a while now. Hope my prostatitis will get cured without having to go for surgery.

Comment from: help, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 25

I have burning when I sit after bowel movement, burning at tip of penis, and the urge to go often. I have been on Cipro for a month, but this is a very slow process. I have a hard time working, I am tired all the time. My white blood cell count is up, and I have been told by urology that I got chronic bacterial prostatitis. This is awful, I have been having this problem for years; just want relief.

Comment from: graham, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 01

I have severe pain at back of scrotum and underneath. It hurts after ejaculation and bowel movements. I had a TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) a year ago but not had any checkups. I am still taking tamsulosin.

Comment from: 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 06

I have chronic non-bacterial prostatitis. Sometimes it feels like there is pressure in my entire urinary tract and my scrotum. Many times it feels like I am sitting on a flaming golf ball. Mixed results with drug therapy.

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Comment from: noel, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 13

I have a pain just above the pelvic area, it feels slightly swollen and painful to touch. I have had fever for 3 weeks now, on and off, some days worse than others, but generally feeling depressed and low with it and very tired. Also I believe I may have a hernia near the right testicle, as the testicle disappears into my inner leg occasionally, the doctor seemed to think it was the start of a hernia.

Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 09

I’m 44 years old and suffer from prostatitis for the last 10 years, I find it mostly occurs after I drink a lot of vodka, beer, coffee, painful urination with little urine I found that drinking large amounts of water when symptoms occur helps a lot. Also believe it or not eating fresh broccoli. I always keep a lot of it in the fridge. I drink 4 tall classes of water and eat a cup of broccoli and within ten minutes it’s over. Try it.

Comment from: 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 01

I have only blood in semen as symptom. My urologist diagnosed prostatitis.

Comment from: medic1, 35-44 Male Published: January 17

My prostatis symptoms are frequent urinating with a slight burning sensation sometimes, inflammation on the penis head, tender testicles, soreness in the rectal area, and occasional odor.

Comment from: David, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: November 13

I am glad i have found this site, i have had pain in the tip of my penis for weeks now, including an aching testicle , pain in the hips and lower back, my doctor prescribed antibiotics for a urine infection , urine results came back normal, he then gave me a pile of tablets for sciatica but the pains still persist, i am off to the doctors again and going to insist for tests for prostatitis.

Comment from: kevz28, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 22

I am 49 yrs old, and today I found out I have prostatitus. It has been on again off again for one year. It got to the point where it is the worst pain I have felt in my life. Going number one or number two became excruciating and somewhat unsuccessful. I also went from 150 lbs to 130 lbs. I wish I would have went to the emergency room sooner. All I can say is that I pray this treatment works because the pain is very severe.

Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 21

I am only 44 years old and didn't think prostatitis would happen yet! Symptoms were a general feeling of being unwell, followed quickly by painful urinating, which after three days reduced to a trickle, then stopped altogether. A fever set in and the pain got the better of my pride so I visited the doctor. Blood was in my urine sample and there were markers for infection. A first course of antibiotics were given while I awaited blood test results. Three days later and no improvement with a worsening fever. The blood results showed WBC through the roof but the doctor seemed more interested in my stomach. I was admitted to the hospital, had a rectal exam, which found prostrate tenderness and an obvious diagnosis of prostatitis. Now, four days later, I'm home for rest and continued AB's along with much needed pain relief drugs. My lesson is learned and my advice is to swallow your pride quickly when you get trouble down south and be full and clear about your symptoms. Get help quickly and you may avoid the worst - it's a force to be reckoned with.

Comment from: smecdb, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 08

I am a male aged 50 and had my first bout of prostatitis when I was around 30 years old. Symptoms included frequency of urination, chills, fever, lethargy, severe burning when urinating and ejaculating. My GP did a rectal exam and determined it was prostatitis and sent me off for tests to determine what was needed to alleviate the situation. Unfortunately, for the next 7 years, my symptoms would return three to four times per year and each time I was placed on low dose antibiotics and prostatic massage for 6 weeks and all was good until a few months later, when it would return. I was informed by another GP that some men respond well to daily intake of zinc tablets. I took his advice and was symptom free for over 10 years. Believing I was cured, I stopped taking the zinc and, a few months later, it returned. I'm now back on the zinc and the last and only recurrence in recent times was over a year ago. Hope this helps other sufferers.

Comment from: helpfull, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 09

I am 60, I have had prostatitis for 3 years. It started with extra urination and later abdominal pains, and pain in my rectum. Antibiotics knock it back for a few months but it then returns. I had a biopsy recently and ended up with an infection, and was in the hospital for four days on a drip. Once the catheter was removed I could not urinate. It’s been murder, now my prostatitis has kicked off again. I am a true believer in stress being the main cause. I have suffered from stress most of my later life. It’s a killer. Know I have the T-shirt if I can help with information that the consultants do not give you, please ask.

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Comment from: mr antipolo, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 02

I am 51 years old and my problem is having to go to the bathroom 5 to 10 times during bedtime, or even until morning. I don't feel any pain anywhere at all only the feeling of retention in my bladder after I urinate. So this condition is giving me sleepless nights. Besides there also lack of sexual appetite, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Because of this I decided to consult a specialist who is an expert in non-surgical, non invasive surgery, who in turn performs TPDM (transrectal digital prostatic massage to extract some prostatic fluid and then examined in the microscope if there is some kind of bacteria. At the moment he has already performed the TPDM for one week and he has given me norfloxacin antibiotic but haven’t noticed any improvement yet but he told me it will go on for a month before treatment could be achieved.

Comment from: gteto, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 01

I started having chills, cold sweats, headaches, temp of 102.2 and frequent painful urination. Went to Hospital ER and was given Levaquin 500mg. IV cultures were drawn positive for gram negative Cocci, cultures pending was given second dose of Levaquin. I am still having the same symptoms with fever spikes.

Comment from: rsv retired, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 10

I have prostatitis my PSA rose to 5.8, had course of antibiotics PSA dropped to 3.9. If I could get rid of the infection I could live with the symptoms, but the infection keeps returning.

Comment from: donald, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 19

I feel butning when passing urine. I had blood in my urine psa 2.2.Oral antibotics not working.