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Question: severe pain in prostate area post-ejaculation

 Buzz281980 - Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:16 pm

My husband has been experiencing severe pain in the prostate area immediately following ejaculation. He describes it as a strong dull pain. He had a vasovagal reaction with this recently where he became diaphoretic and his pulse rate dropped dramatically. He recovered upon lying down in the modified trendellenberg position. The pain usually lasts between 5-10 minutes after ejaculation. The only thing that he has found that relieves the pain is by massaging the area internally through the anus and by mentally trying to relax the muscles in the area where pain is felt. This pain does not happen every time he ejaculates, but it is worrisome due to the sudden increase in severity. We haven't been able to find any information on this subject thus far, and are wondereing if Is this a common problem, and what do you think that we should do about it? Thank You so much!
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:44 am

User avatar Hello,The features fit in with a prostatitis.Was he or is he on medication like flowmax?A few patients on such medication do experience orthostatic hypotension after ejaculation.Best to get an urological examination to rule out chronic prostatitis.

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