Between your abdomen and thighs is your pelvis. It encompasses your groin and genitals, as well as the bottom section of your abdomen.
Pelvic pain is the term for pain in this area. Urinary, reproductive, or digestive disorders can cause this type of pain in men.
Let's look at what causes men's pelvic pain and when they should consult a doctor.
Causes of male pelvic discomfort.
Male pelvic discomfort can have a variety of causes. Other symptoms should be noted as well, as they may aid in determining the reason.
1. Urinary tract infection.
Urine is produced and removed from the body through the urinary system, often known as the urinary tract. The kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra are all part of it.
When bacteria overgrow in any of these areas, a urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs. The bladder is affected by the majority of UTIs. Cystitis, or bladder inflammation, is caused by a bladder UTI.
Pelvic pain is one of the most common UTI symptoms, as are:
– painful urination
– pelvic pressure
– a frequent urge to urinate
– bloody urine
UTIs are more frequent in women, but they can also affect men.
A UTI is the most common cause of cystitis or bladder irritation. Other variables, however, can contribute to it, including:
– Adverse drug reactions
– product response to chemicals
– Radiation therapy
– the use of a catheter over an extended period.
Pain in the pelvic area is a sign of cystitis. Other signs and symptoms include:
– urination that is painful or burning
– frequent urge to urinate
– urine that is hazy, black, or smelly
– urine that is bloody
3. Infection spread through sexual contact.
A sexually transmitted infection (STI) is a disease that is carried from one person to another through sexual contact. STIs can manifest themselves in a variety of ways, including no symptoms at all.
Pelvic pain in men could signify chlamydia or gonorrhea. Bacteria cause these infections, which frequently occur simultaneously.
Symptoms include: pelvic and abdominal pain, as well as:
– penile discharge
– uncomfortable urination
– testicular discomfort
The appendix is a tiny, finger-shaped sac that connects the first section of the large intestine to the stomach. It's on the right side of your abdomen, lower right.
Appendicitis is a condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed. It can produce significant pelvic discomfort, which usually begins at the belly button and progresses to the lower right abdomen. The discomfort usually worsens when you cough or sneeze.
Male pelvic pain treatment
While it is possible to manage pelvic pain at home, the underlying reason must be addressed. A doctor might suggest:
Antibiotics are used to treat some types of male pelvic discomfort. These are some of the conditions:
– Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) – Prostatitis – Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
2. Prescription pain relievers
If over-the-counter medicine fails, a doctor may prescribe a stronger medication. Always take the medication as prescribed by your doctor.
Surgery may be required for more serious conditions. This includes the following:
– kidney stones
– urethral stricture
– abdominal adhesions
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