Re: Prostate/Anxiety Question
I started having a dull pain in my left side about two years ago. Sometimes it was in my left thigh, buttock, or testicle, but it was difficult to localize. I also had to get up twice a night to urinate and go frequently during the day. Due to these concerns I saw my family doctor and he referred me to a urologist. After PSA and DRE test I was diagnosed with PC and had RP about 8 months ago.
After the surgery I noticed that the pain was still there but not as much as before, so probably it was not related to PC. At two different occasions I also noticed that pain went away after I stopped drinking coffee. Now I do not drink coffee anymore and although the pain is not 100% gone it is very mild now.
Last time I saw my family doctor he said it could be due to pulled groin muscle and suggested physical therapy. I am not too convinced and considering to see another doctor to get a second opinion.
Age 44, PSA 4.48, family history, 3/8 positive biopsy. Open RP at Royal Vic by Dr. Taguchi, April 30, catheter out May 18, 07. Pathology: 3+4, T2c, neg margins. 8 weeks & 6 months PSA <0.01.