Posted By David on June 08, 1998 at 08:07:57:
In Reply to: Re: Diabetes and post-Prostatitis questions.... posted by HFHS M.D.-SS on June 05, 1998 at 08:59:45:
>>Thank you for your question. Indeed your problem could be explained by prostatitis and its consequences. Prostatitis requires long term treatment and often several courses are needed to completely eradicate the problem. In diabetics it even takes longer. However the pain along the leg is concerning. Patients with prostatitis do complain of pain around the perineum and medial aspect of the thigh. If your pain is along the back of the thigh with radiation to the calf and the foot, it must be evaluated to exclude a pinched nerve. However if you get this symptom only when you get the perineal pain it is probably related to prostatitis. Sometimes prostatic massage and examination of the prostatic secretion help in conclusively proving whether one has prostatitis or not. Even in the absence of infection one can get prostate pain -- prostatodynia. Overall prostatitis is a recurring problem, and one may have to take several courses of antibiotics. <<
Just thought I would update you on my progress. SInce I posted this, the perineal pain has subsided greatly, with only brief episodes of slight pain with no radiation to the calf and foot. It appears as if my bout of prostatis is almost completely (knock on wood) resolved--six months later!
Thanks for your response, and take care,