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Back ache ,pins and needles = Prostatitis ?

Posted 18 Mar 2021 at 21:30

Hello All 


Been suffering Prostatitis on and off for 5-6 years now 55 . I'm probably lucky as doesn't really affect sex life (bit painful dull thud couple days after), urine flow is not to desperate although bouts of not feeling quite empty and throb at tip of penis. Often just a low level discomfort with fairly regular painful flare ups that appear connected to  back pain.

I get grief with lower back / hip a lot and with pins n needles down to toes and sometimes in arms during an prostatitis flare up trouble is hard to separate that from general back , muscle aches with a life of outdoor work.

I am pretty sure bending , stooping and lifting sets the prostatitis off ,then the groin ,back and general undercarriage aches . A severe aches down the inside leg at times however a dose of Voltarol usually reduces discomfort to low level however using that more often nowadays. Anyone else get these symptoms ? . At wits end trying to separate muscle / back nerves and prostatitis symptoms.

Posted 18 Mar 2021 at 22:43
How do you know that it is prostatitis? Do you have regular PSA tests? Are you under the care of a urologist and have you had any scans or biopsies in the 5/6 years?
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

Posted 18 Mar 2021 at 23:35

Yes it gets hard as you get older to work out which pain is which. Have you been to the GP to get all this checked out. 


Posted 19 Mar 2021 at 07:02

I was diagnosed around 4 years ago after urologist  examinations / procedures through camera (penis) and rectum in hospital. Thereafter urologist advised voltarol which i take whenever flare up gets to uncomfortable. The intermittent back / limb aches , tingling sensations ,numbness and pins n needles like feeling is a new symptom which one doc reckoned back / nerves related. I m seeing a physio for back however always feel back / prostatitis linked and it is starting to impact on my everyday life and moods.

Posted 19 Mar 2021 at 07:05

Aye been to doc to the extent i get embarrassed as feels like a repeat with no obvious forward motion in relation to finding out or pinpointing the problem exactly .

Posted 21 Mar 2021 at 23:00

With me lifting heavy weights has an effect on my prostate and waterworks. If you havent already, look up chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Stress and worry won't help either. It's hard not to worry though.  I'm unsure re your back as I have never had back or leg pain.

Posted 21 Mar 2021 at 23:02

Thanks i will have a look at that  ....

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