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Pelvic Pain for men

Pelvic pain for men is a term that relates to a pain problem in structures related to the pelvis including lower abdomen, bladder, bowel, penis or testicles, coccyx or tailbone. Pain may start as a result of an injury or come on gradually. Symptoms may vary but many men describe pain when sitting. Pelvic pain is often described as a throbbing or pressure pain in the rectal areapenis or testicles. This pain may be associated with bladder and bowel problems and sexual pain which may involve erectile dysfunctions or pain during intercourse or orgasm. It is sometimes termed chronic prostatitis but, if infection has been ruled out, it is often not due to the prostate.

Men with pelvic pain may experience more than one pelvic pain condition. Urinary symptoms such as urgency to get to the toilet and going to the toilet more often commonly coexist. Pain may be associated with the bladder filling or pain with urinating. Similarly, pain may be aggravated with a full bowel or opening the bowels and can be aggravated by either irritable bowel syndrome or constipation.

Persistent pain can be very distressing, exhausting, and disrupt many important aspects of a person’s life.

MENS HEALTH

Pelvic Pain for men

Pelvic pain for men is a term that relates to a pain problem in structures related to the pelvis including lower abdomen, bladder, bowel, penis or testicles, coccyx or tailbone. Pain may start as a result of an injury or come on gradually. Symptoms may vary but many men describe pain when sitting. Pelvic pain is often described as a throbbing or pressure pain in the rectal areapenis or testicles. This pain may be associated with bladder and bowel problems and sexual pain during intercourse or orgasm. It is sometimes termed chronic prostatitis but, if infection has been ruled out, it is often not due to the prostate.

Men with pelvic pain may experience more than one pelvic pain condition. Urinary symptoms such as urgency to get to the toilet and going to the toilet more often commonly coexist. Pain may be associated with the bladder filling or pain with urinating. Similarly, pain may be aggravated with a full bowel or opening the bowels and can be aggravated by either irritable bowel syndrome or constipation.

Persistent pain can be very distressing, exhausting, and disrupt many important aspects of a person’s life.

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Common questions about male pelvic pain

  • Do you have pain in the pelvic area that is impacting your life?
  • Do you have pain in the rectal, scrotal or penile area, which may be associated with pain in the lower back and sometimes extending down the legs?
  • Have you been given a diagnosis of chronic prostatitis of chronic pelvic pain syndrome but have little improvement with current treatments?
  • Have you been to doctor and ruled out more serious causes for your pain such as bladder infections and sexually transmitted infections, have you had scans and told there is nothing serious wrong but still your pain persists?
  • Have you been given a diagnosis of pudendal neuralgia?
  • Do you have pain with sex or have to limit frequency of sex due to pain?
  • Does your bladder feel irritated after sex?
  • Are you frustrated at seeing many health professionals and still not making sense of your pain?
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