I have had increasing pain in my perineum area over a couple months. It seems to be located close to where my perineum and anus meet. My doc says it's strained, and recommends I wear briefs to see if that helps (he thinks my genitals might be pulling at the area since I wear boxers which lack support in that area).
When I exercise the pain seems to fade somewhat, which might mean I'm tiring the muscle, but the pain comes back to full force after less than an hour. I sit a lot during the day. Normally I'd give it a good 'wait' and see if anything happens, but this has been ongoing and increasing, and as I was examining the area today I noticed there's a lump under the skin, sort of right on the muscle. I'm hoping it's a knot of muscle or something, but you never know. It makes me feel as if I have to 'go #2' whether I do or not.
-Bowels are sometimes thinner (not always, but enough to know something's off)
-I have that 'dripping' problem some men have, where some drips come out after urination -- something to do with the perineum?
-Only once or twice in recent memory have I had frequent urination
-I had blood work done within the past month and that came back normal.
I suppose I'm looking for possible causes while I wait for the doc's office to open up monday...any help you can give would be appreciated.
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