Male Pelvic Pain and Sexual Pain

Men can experience chronic pelvic pain and pain with sex. Although it is more common than you think, men can suffer with it for many years before finding help. It is difficult to diagnose and can be very distressing to experience. The pain can be felt in the lower abdomen, inside the pelvis or in the anus, testes or penis.

In many cases men with pelvic pain also have abnormal tension in the pelvic floor muscles which can worsen the pain and also cause other symptoms.

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Male Pelvic Pain and Sexual Pain Symptoms

Symptoms of male pelvic pain and pelvic floor muscle tension

  • Pain in the lower abdomen, internal pelvis, anus, testes or penis
  • Pain with sitting
  • Pain with light touch of the scrotum or penis
  • Pain with erection, ejaculation or orgasm
  • Internal pelvic floor spasms
  • Pain or pressure with a full bladder or bowel
  • Tail bone or coccyx pain
  • Difficulty or pain with emptying the bladder or bowel

Male Pelvic Pain & Sexual Pain can be caused by:

  • Tense, tight pelvic floor muscles
  • Over training or tense core / abdominal muscles
  • Nerve irritation or compression
  • Pelvic trauma
  • Recurrent infections such as chronic prostatitis or bladder infections
  • Psychological factors such as mood, relationship issues or past abuse
  • High stress levels and difficulty relaxing
Male Pelvic Pain and Sexual Pain Cause
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How Pelvic Physiotherapy Can Help

Your pelvic physiotherapist is skilled in working with you to find the factors contributing to the pain. We will help you to understand and manage the pain and teach you how to reduce any pelvic muscle tension. You will receive an individualised program which may include pelvic floor muscle relaxation, generalised relaxation, manual therapy, stretches, education and practical advice. We like to work as a team with your doctor and other health professionals involved in your care.