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by Ralph
Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Surgery, Injections, WIT, TURP, TUIP etc
Topic: Pudendal neuralgia
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: Pudendal neuralgia

Let's think about some other nerve conditions which are treated with surgery. The first that come to my mind is carpal tunnel. I have personally know, as many of probably have, known several carpal tunnel victims who not only didn't improve with the surgery, but in fact got worse. Sure, there are so...
by Ralph
Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Present: Uteropelvic Junction Obstruction
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: New Present: Uteropelvic Junction Obstruction

I also think it's unlikely the problems are related. It's not unusual to find a UPJ obstrution (or partial mild obstruction which would be more likely) until later in life. They are usually completely asymptomatic until an infection sets in or you start forming stones. Sometimes people will reveal t...
by Ralph
Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Present: Uteropelvic Junction Obstruction
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: New Present: Uteropelvic Junction Obstruction

UPJ obstructions are congenital and they range in severity. The ureter and renal pelvis develop separately in utero (as a fetus) and need to join together. If something happens during that developmental phase, an obstruction where they join can result. UPJ obstructions are in the spectrum of somethi...
by Ralph
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Surgery, Injections, WIT, TURP, TUIP etc
Topic: Pudendal neuralgia
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: Pudendal neuralgia

That's very good. The success (failure) rates from surgery for PNE are terrible. Most that I've read about take place in Europe. France to be specific. I would never let someone cut into me.
by Ralph
Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Surgery, Injections, WIT, TURP, TUIP etc
Topic: Pudendal neuralgia
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: Pudendal neuralgia

Very interesting. I'll do a search. I had a thought. Previously I always concluded that the neuropathy or neuralgia I felt around my perineum and upper thighs was a result of some prostatic inflammation I must of had at one time. I don't think any of my problems are prostate related at all. I think ...
by Ralph
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Surgery, Injections, WIT, TURP, TUIP etc
Topic: Pudendal neuralgia
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Pudendal neuralgia

I came across this article and thought it was interesting. I have no personal experience with this doctor. It just peaked my interest.

http://www.jmweissmd.com/pdf/JMW_Pudend ... S_2003.pdf
by Ralph
Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CPPS is taking my life from me (Brett's Case)
Replies: 253
Views: 6762

Re: Bowel Problems, chicken or the egg

Webslave is right as usual. Cross talk explains a lot about how irritants in the bowel can be perceived as bladder pain.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 184820.htm
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=353
http://www.painful-bladder.org/pubmed_cross_talk.html
by Ralph
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coffee reaction
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Coffee reaction

Stop drinking coffee. There isn't anything in there that's any good and you get used to living without it. Instead, try drinking nettle tea. I swear by this stuff. It's not a cure all, but it definitely helps me. http://www.alvita.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nettle Corn silk tea is also pretty...
by Ralph
Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Interesting. Dermatitis herpetiformis is well known to occur with gluten allergy (really celiac disease) and is caused by IgA antibodies being deposited in the skin. IgA is the antibody associated with the GI tract. Back in February and March I had a funny rash on my chest and leg for about 6-8 week...
by Ralph
Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Has anyone here with prostatitis developed a rash which fits this description? http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec18/ch209/ch209d.html Here's another site with pictures. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001480.htm I've had a small rash on my leg for about 2 years which comes and goes that I...
by Ralph
Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5 week flare-up. Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 430

S- I just got over the worse flare I've had in 7 years. I'm convinced diet is the key for me. Eat bland foods. No onion, garlic or spices. Drink a bunch of water. Personally, I like chamomile tea with honey. Stress really is a big player, but how does a person controll that? That's a hard issue. If ...
by Ralph
Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IBS/Gluten enteropathy
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Ralph, How did the Magnesium supplements do for you? I know you had some relief. Also wondering if Gluten can play a role in LUTS symptoms and over all inflammation of the G-track. I'm sure it does.... The magnesium was working great, but I was not watching my diet. I ate whatever I wanted, drank c...
by Ralph
Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IBS/Gluten enteropathy
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Thank you guys. I thought I had this pretty well under control until this last week. The last two days have been the worse I've ever had, but I haven't been watching my diet. Now I'm paying the price. Woke up today feeling better and hope it continues. I'm still trying to figure out how to avoid glu...
by Ralph
Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IBS/Gluten enteropathy
Replies: 8
Views: 574

IBS/Gluten enteropathy

I'm a long time member and a long time sufferer. At this point I doubt I have prostatitis. I called a GI friend of mine who is going to scope my colon and then I'm going to try to convince him to perform small bowel capsule endoscopy. Swallow a little pill and it video tapes the inside of your small...
by Ralph
Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Magnesium stops spasms...no kidding
Replies: 49
Views: 4447

Oops! I take magnesium oxide, not citrate. Sorry for the mistake. I can say that the oxide works great. I guess I've never taken the citrate. I don't think there's a big difference.