Sphincter Muscle Pain

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Sphincter Muscle Pain

by Richard_F_1 on Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:00 AM

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I have had bladder cancer for the last 5 1/2 years. I've had numerous biopsies & many rounds of treatment with BCG & or interferon. This year was the first year that I have been getting negative reports for new cancer. This was great news but starting in June after my last biopsy and drug treatment I have been having moderate to severe pain in my sphincter muscle. It's there all day, urinating or not, & is more severe as physical activity increases. It's accompanied by frequent urges to urinate & the inability to control these urges. The pain can involve the penis to the anal area & sometimes the bladder. I drink many glasses of water which helps ease the pain when urinating but causes urination many times during the day & night. My worst night was having to get up 18 times to urinate. The average number of times I get up at night is 8 - 10. I've done exercises to strenghthen the spincter muscle & that has helped a little. I've tried drugs to calm the bladder but none have helped. If anyone has had the same problem & has found relief I would appreciate hearing from you.

Pelvic/bladder Pain Problems

by Wci30 on Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:00 AM

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Hi, Richard, Sounds like we are victims of nearly the same circumstances. My pain and situation is very similar to yours. The only thing different is that my biopsies of the bladder have been benign, at least so far. I've just stop taking physical therapy for the last several months from a specialist in pelvic area pain, and she and I both believe that the problem is with the nerves in this area being damaged from excessive cystocopies that were performed by several different urologists since the therapy has only partly removed the symptoms of pain. In my case, I had 6 or 8 cystocopies in the few years preceding the occurrences. The therapist said that a nerve specialist in Indy saw men with this problem so she called them for me and put them on notice that I would be in contact. So far, I haven't called, but I may soon if the pain returns as it was before the therapy treatments. It is starting to give me those horrible shock treatments along with that constant sorness at times. I was surprised and delighted at finding your post even though I was certain of the existence of another man with the same situation, but I feel for your pain. No one realizes how debilitating this can be except those who have it! It is understood only by the physical therapy specialists and only a handful of doctors. Please feel free to send messages at anytime in response to this post, and take care. Bill PS What state are you located in?
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