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anal,penis,pelvic pain

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  • Posted By: tulsa365
  • May 12, 2009
  • 08:08 PM

hi all, i have been having this problem for the past 5 months.my quality of life is maybe as low as 40%.initially when i went to the toilet(number 2)i would get very bad pain in my pelvic area "just below my belly button" it was so bad i had to stop half way through. also at times shooting pains up my anus which stopped me dead in my tracks. over time the pain, while i was going to the toilet, eased (not completley) i get constant pain in the base of my penis(the underside)hard to describe this pain but its pain/hotness/sore right at the base. just to say this all started 2 weeks after i started a diet and an excercise program(excersise bike and trampoline) (of course could be coincidental)initially thought i might have overdone it. anyway here is my current situation.....penis pain, anal pain and pelvic pain.....and a general hotness below the waist. i went for an ultra sound and blood tests so far and they were all clear. doc is to order a colonscopy and also said he may ask the surgen "to have a look". i would like to avoid the surgen so please if anyone has any advice/ideas i would be so grateful...thank you.....tulsa

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  • I also have these symptoms, and have had for the last 5years. The condition is currently poorly understood and poorly treated, possibly because there are a number of underlying causes. Wise & Anderson refer to the condition as chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). It is also often referred to as prostatitis, despite there usually being no role of the prostate.The route I am currently pursuing is treating it as a nerve entrapment, resulting in neuropathic pain. This is as a result of nerve compression either through joint or muscle action, which results in changes of the fibres responsible for signalling pain, and causes them to fire when there is nothing actually wrong.A path to recovery is likely to be long and effortful. Unless you receive a clear diagnosis, which I strongly suspect you won't, avoid surgery at all costs, as this could really result in irreversible nerve damage. Avoid caffeine and alcohol which exacerbate symptoms in many. If masturbation/sex to climax is painful then it is probably best avoided, as this will further aggravate symptoms.How old are you? Have you ever had any physical trauma to any of the pelvic area? Are erections painful? Do you experience fecal urgency? Do you have excessively tight muscles in and around the pelvic region (thighs, hips lower back etc)? Is ejaculation painful? How much does the pain move about, and is it more dominant in one side?The best thing you can do is start some of the stretches proposed by Wise & Anderson. I've heard the yoga pigeon pose is the holy grail for targeting the effected muscles. My flexibility is so far off being able to do this at the moment, I'm starting an intensive stretching program after my exams are over.Let me know if you make any progress. Good luck!
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  • hi....i'm 40 years old...recieved no trauma.....only thing i can think of that comes close to trauma is excessive riding on my exercise bike and maybe also overdoing it on my trampoline while on a ww diet! fecal urgency i do experience. painful erections = not often. painful ejaculation = in certain positions not mastaurbation(thank god!).having said that,when mastaurbation i get anal pain(ps i'm not gay!) past 5 months my exercise has been zero(tried the total rest approach but this has not worked) pain doesn't move around as such. most of the discomfort is on the right hand side but not restricted to it. will look up that stretching program. thank you. keep in touch!
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