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Prostate and Pelvic Pain
Prolonged, ongoing pain in your pelvis must be treated.
Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome is an umbrella syndrome that can comprise of pain that can arise from your prostate, the muscle that make up your pelvic floor and even the nerve and blood vessels that supply the pelvis. Men who suffer from it often brush it off as a urinary tract infection (UTI) or even a sexually transmitted disease (STD) due to the similar symptoms.
• lower abdominal and groin discomfort
• the need to urinate often
• burning sensation when passing urine
• pain or discomfort with ejaculation
If your symptoms are prolonged and recurrent, there is a possibility that they are associated with Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome instead of a UTI or STD.
Did you know?
Pelvic pain is especially common among people who cycle because of the pressure it puts on your pelvic floor. This affects both male and female cyclists.
The Treatment is Dependent on the underlying cause If cause of pelvic pain is:
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What is the source of my pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain can be caused by anything that sits on or occupies your pelvis, such as your prostate gland or muscles.
How does my pelvic floor muscle cause pelvic pain?
Chronic Prostatitis is often painful and can affect sexual and urinary function. The symptoms can continue for 3 months or longer and include aches or sharp pain near the genital area, getting up several times a night to go to the bathroom, pain or difficulty when ejaculating, or signs of an infection such as fever, chills, nausea and vomiting.
How is Chronic Pelvic Pain diagnosed?
Your doctor should first rule out any obvious urinary tract infections or sexually transmitted diseases that may explain your symptoms.
A rectal exam will then be performed to check the prostate for swelling or inflammation, while looking out for signs of infection, such as discharge from the penis or swollen lymph nodes.