I am a 31 yr old caucasian male, with a healthy diet and no high-risk behaviors that could be associated with the following symptoms. Bowl cancer does run in my father's side of the family, however.
Occasionally I get a sharp, stabbing pain in my lower rectum, about where my prostate would be according to the charts. The pain is so intense, I lose my breath and cannot move, sometimes dropping things and needing to crouch or grip an object to keep from falling over. It honestly feels like somebody has stabbed a knife up into my rectum. This does not happen regularly by any means, but at least a few times or more a year, enough that I have paid attention. It used to happen a lot more when I was about 18, when it first started happening.
Recently I checked my prostate myself, and felt a very hard, very small lump which was rather uncomfortable, if not outright painful, to touch.
I have otherwise no abnormal symptoms that I can think of. Normal stool, normal bowl movements, no blood, no discharge, no urinary or erectile problems, etc.. The only other symptom I have, which for all I know is unrelated, is occasional severe heartburn just below and inside of my right pectoral muscle, under the ribs. I have been thru a bevvy of tests regarding that, so far nothing...
My question is should I see my doctor about a prostate exam or G.I. exam even though I am so young?