Hi, I am 39 and have been troubled by various symptoms, mainly ED:
Lower back pain - caused by heavy lifting, such as shoulder presses; also I did a lot of hiking with heavy pack between 2005-2008. In November 2010 I was doing shoulder press, very heavy, 95 lbs each arm and I have small frame, I weigh 175. I felt sharp pain in lower back that day. MRI showed disk bulge at s1 and slight tear in one of the disk walls. Some nerve impingement at s1.
Sometimes constipated, sometimes diarrhea, in general stool looks weird, nonuniform, w/ undigested bits, sometimes mucous. No blood. Big increase in flatulence. Often pain, somewhat sharp, very low in stomach, near genitals; pain subsides after going to bathroom.
When seated to go to bathroom, urine will flow, then little more few minutes later, then little more. Often discomfort at tip, slight burn. But no discharge of any sort. In general weak stream, unless lots of water to vacate. Often feels like I am at will of gravity, can't apply force to stream. But no nighttime urgency, no incontinence. Urinate more frequent than normal. But when need arises, not overwhelmingly urgent. Doctors did flow test and was normal. They filled my bladder with water. Of course the flow will be strong after that! They imaged through urethra and said all was ok, to include prostate. Often notice that urine smells strong. Hard to describe, like pungent spicy smell.
Often phlegm in throat, which feels like is coming from below. Rarely makes its way out throat.
Very often have to burp.
And constant ringing in the ears.
And sexual stuff. Sometimes ED. I feel the entire area doesn't feel right. That there is something nerve related as well as circulation. Often wake up with erection, but often not. Inconsistent. Often if I get an erection then stand up, the erection ends. Often takes long time to orgasm or erection ends. Oral sex does not produce insanely nice sensation like before. Sometimes ejaculation does not come out in a strong stream, sometimes barely shoots out, as if there is blockage, same blockage (or other phenomena) causing weak urine stream. Ejaculation not painful. Viagra works, but erection is not as lengthy as before, and I sometimes feel like I won't reach orgasm because of dull feeling. Prior to Nov 2010 there were only a few times when I couldn't get an erection.
Often numbness in legs, dizziness, light headedness. Weird feeling in thighs. Legs will fall asleep if crossed. Lately when I lift weights, if I strain too hard feel sudden, sharp pain between groin and upper thighs.
All symptoms arose around Nov '10. I spent Oct '10 in Ukraine. Thought maybe Std but all tests negative. Urine tests were negative for bacteria so never had antibiotics.
When I work out I notice tailbone pain when I sit on hard flat bench. And weird sensation in rectum. A squishy feeling, like something soft popping, almost like fart being squeezed out.
Some symptoms suggest circulatory issue. But I have good cardiovascular health. Resting heart rate low 60s. Cholesterol, blood pressure all good.
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