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Types of Pain and Problems

Prostatodynia

Prostatodynia is characterized by symptoms of prostatic inflammation without the actual inflammation or infection. Prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate gland that is usually caused by bacteria. Symptoms include pain and discomfort in pelvic area, problems urinating such as disrupted flow, hesitancy, postvoid dribbling, and decreased flow. Patients may experience penile and urethral pain. Patients may also experience low back pain, suprapubic pain, testicle and groin pain. Diagnosis of prostatodynia is made with a thorough examination and by ruling out infection of the prostate. Treatment options include warm baths, muscle relaxants, medications that relax the bladder neck, biofeedback, and anti-inflammatory medications. Sometimes, injections may be helpful in relieving pain.