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Is there a doctor in the house?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by HoleInTheRoof, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. HoleInTheRoof

    HoleInTheRoof Benched

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    I know that the elementary answer will be "Go to the doctors", which I likely will. But I'm not a fan of the doctors, so this thread is more or less to guage how quickly I should go . . .

    Okay, some side info... 32 year old male, in shape/exercises regularly, recently started taking saw palmetto capsules (may or may not be related).

    Yesterday mid-morning, I started to feel a pain (2-3 on a 10 scale). More of a discomfort really, in my lower stomach area, about 4-5 inches below and slightly to the right hand side off my belly button.

    Doing google searches and other half-arsed internet researching, this looks roughly to be the area of the prostate. I started taking the saw palmetto for prostate health, ironically.

    The pain itself feels somewhat like a strained muscle. But the worst part about it is it feels like I have to #1 almost all the time. But actually going to the bathroom does nothing to relieve the discomfort.

    Anyone have any idea what this might be? Should I leave work early and go to the doctors? Will it pass with . . . rest???? Could it be a side-effect of the saw palmetto?
  2. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    I'm no doctor, but that doesn't sound any where near the prostate.
    The prostate is just about right above the perineum, between where your sac ends and your butt hole begins -(sorry if this is getting gross).

    Having just re read, it sounds like your bladder.
    Go to a urologist and he'll recognize it right away. It may simply be a bladder infection.

    I've been taking SP too for some time, for the same reason and never experienced anything like that but we're all different, so that doesn't matter.
  3. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    And yes, leave work early and go. Rest won't cure it if it is an infection.
    Make an appt with a urologist.
  4. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    it's possible you got VD.
  5. HoleInTheRoof

    HoleInTheRoof Benched

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    Unlikely. I dumped your sister* a long time ago, and this is the first time I've had symptoms.

    *If you don't have a sister, insert a female family member who is near and dear to you. Preferably a good looking one as well.
  6. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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  7. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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  8. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Stop taking the saw stuff and see if it goes away.
  9. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    Do you still have your appendix?
  10. HoleInTheRoof

    HoleInTheRoof Benched

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    Yes. Is it going to blow up?
  11. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    It is hard to be sure as the pain is minor and the peri-umbilical area has a huge differential diagnosis.

    Bladder infection is not common and most men have pain when urinating and have to urinate frequently. Pain is usually more midline, though.

    Appendicitis is possible but often begins vaguely before lateralizing more to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Could be any number of things affecting the bowel the majority of which tend to settle on their own or will progress and cause more symptoms than pain. The fact that you confine your pain to a specific location makes it less likely.

    Prostate would be pretty unlikely as it is very posterior and doesn't often cause pain felt in the umbilical area.

    Kidney stone could be possible but usually more painful than you describe.

    Vague abdominal pain is a tough one - it it is something serious it will present itself over time. The associated symptoms (genitourinary symptoms, mechanical irritation of the pain, gastrointestinal symptoms, etc) usually help you localize the cause eventually.
  12. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    rub some dirt on it, ******
  13. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    Could be a hernia?
  14. HoleInTheRoof

    HoleInTheRoof Benched

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    Thanks Eskimo . . .

    I'll wait it out a few days.

  15. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    bbgun thinks he's a love doctor.

    He had to go out of business because of all the malpractice suits.
  16. hairic

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  17. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Well-Known Member

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    Also helps avoid vampire attacks and keeps away annoying girlfriends.
  18. CowboyMike

    CowboyMike Stay Thirsty, My Friends

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    Sounds like it's in the area of the appendix. I'd get yourself checked out if it gets worse or persists, dude.
  19. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    :lmao: :lmao2: :lmao:
  20. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    This was my first thought also. Sounds like the exact pain that I had before I had my appendix surgery. The pain got worse and worse and during surgery, it blew up on the surgeon.

    Did the pain kind of start in the groin area and then start moving up towards the stomach area?

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