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Uncomfortable pressure in groin

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  • Posted By: PressureGuy
  • April 3, 2009
  • 00:14 AM

I am not sure if this is a bowel or prostate (or other) issue, but I would appreciate any input.

Several years ago (5-6), I began an exercise program involving a stationary bike. I gave it up within a month because it caused my groin area to go numb. Since then, a small area between my legs, in the approximate area of my prostate (in front of anus, but behind scrotum) experiences uncomfortable pressure/numbness/pain if I have not had a bowel movement for a while, or when I hold my legs together for extended periods of time (like while sleeping on my side).

I do not have any symptoms of prostate problems that I know of. I have a strong urine stream, no problems with frequency of urination or pain during urination. I have strong erections and do not have difficulty with dysfunction in that area.

It doesn't seem to sound like a prostate problem and I don't know of any colon issue that would cause it, but that's why I'm here, to see if there is any cause I could be missing. I'm hoping it's just minor nerve damage, but wanted to confirm that this wasn't a common symptom of a larger issue.


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  • are you saying that you can't have bowel movements, or that's just the sensation you get. If so, you should be worried, and see a doctor immediately. Since the numb feeling isn't going away, again you should see a doctor. However, from what I hear, it could be nerve damage. If you think you were seriously injured from the exercise, this could be a symptom to the bike riding. Since you stated that you have no problems urinating, achieving an erection or any other issue, it should not have to do with your prostate. It sounds like a nerve problem caused by injury. I've basically repeated what you said in your statement... but it's because I seriously think you should see a doctor... from the research I did, the prognosis isn't very good. Good luck.
    neverwanttosleep 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • Oh, I have no problem having bowel movement. It actually doesn't impair me much at all really. It's just uncomfortable sometimes, and disconcerting. I like to know my body is acting properly, and this numbness/pressure is definately not "acting properly". I know many people who have areas on their body where the nerves have been damaged and they can't feel there with no ill effects. I just wanted to make sure this wasn't a common symptom of polyps/diverts/cancer/etc. PressureGuy
    PressureGuy 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • looking through WD, I found that pressure in the groin is a symptom to an illness that can cause death. That illness can be caused by surgery or an incident of some sort. I'd be pretty worried, especially if it's not going away.
    neverwanttosleep 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sounds like a good reason to schedule a doctor's appointment. I'll let you know what he/she says.
    PressureGuy 2 Replies Flag this Response
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