10 Common Causes of Pelvic Pain in Men


The prostate is a tiny gland on the male reproductive system which produces fluid. Prostatitis is prostate inflammation. Prostate inflammation can be of a few different types like acute bacterial prostatitis that is caused by bacteria in the prostate which enters through the urethra. Spread of bacteria causes pain in the groin, pelvis and sometimes the lower back. It can also lead to discomfort in the urethra or testicles. Do not neglect a bacterial prostate infection as it can lead to serious complications. Symptoms can be treated with antibiotics.

  • Burning sensation during urinating
  • Fever and chills
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Difficulty urinating or frequent urination
  • Urinary blockage or being unable to urinate
  • A weak or broken urine stream
  • Waking up many times at night to urinate
  • Pain after physical intimacy

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Chronic bacterial prostatitis

Chronic bacterial prostatitis is a bacterial infection of the prostate that keeps returning even after treatments. The symptoms will be the same as previously explained bacterial prostatitis yet not as severe. A urologist will help you detect the problem that can be treated by low dosage of antibiotics. The problem might just create urine blockages in which case alpha blockers or pelvic pain relievers. In case of urine difficulties, alpha-blockers might be prescribed by your doctor which relax the bladder and muscles for the release of urine. Surgery is usually recommended in certain cases.

Chronic bacterial prostatitis

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Nonbacterial prostatitis

Nonbacterial prostatitis is prostate inflammation that might last for a long time and is also a kind of chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Doctors are yet to ascertain the reasons and causes for this type of condition and the inflammation has no relation with bacterial infections, thus it won’t respond to antibiotics.


Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis: This is a condition where there are no symptoms at all. But a blood test will show an increase of white blood cells and doctors will first check to rule out prostate cancer which could be a possibility.

Nonbacterial prostatitis

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Extreme workouts and weightlifting can aggravate an existing hernia that is marked by sudden pain in the lower abdomen. When a piece of the intestine or tissue pokes out through a weak point in muscles, it forms a small painful bulge. The pain can increase during further strain of the muscles while coughing, laughing and lifting. Surgery is the only treatment for such cases.


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5Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

IBS is a fairly common disease and symptoms usually occur along the intestinal tract causing pelvic pain. Symptoms felt in IBS are cramps, diarrhea, bloating, constipation, frequently going to the bathroom and mucus in stool. The best way to treat IBS is to make dietary and lifestyle changes for the better. Medication will also provide relief and control of the symptoms.

Irritable bowel syndrome

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