10 Common Causes of Pelvic Pain in Men
Appendix inflammation can cause pelvic pain in the right side of the body. It can also be accompanied by fever, poor appetite, nausea and vomiting, and selling in the lower abdomen. A sharp pain along with the above symptoms is often remedied by surgery.
When salts and minerals like calcium start to deposit, it can form into urinary stones and become a severe problem because the body finds it difficult to remove. The minerals all clumped together get crystallized into urinary stones. When the body tries to flush out the stones, problems are created that result in pelvic or low back pain. Further problems can cause blood in urine or difficulty in passing urine. Urinary stones are treated with pain medication and medication that can break the stones.
Cystitis is a bladder inflammation caused by infection. It causes pelvic pain and symptoms like urine difficulty, weak urine flow, urge to urinate, burning sensation during or after urine, blood in urine, odor and look changes. Short course antibiotics are usually prescribed for cystitis.
When the urethra narrows or gets blocked creating a difficulty to pass urine, it is a condition of urethral Stricture. Along with pelvic pain, other symptoms are pain and difficulty in urinating, leaking urine, blood in the urine, loss of bladder control. Treatment involves surgery but varies from case to case.
10Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
This is a condition where the prostate gland enlarges due to reasons other than cancer. It makes the prostate expand and press on the urethra causing pain and difficulty in passing urine. This also causes pelvic pain that if left untreated may weaken the bladder muscles which worsens the condition.
BPH is common in men above 50 and the best way to treat it is to make lifestyle and dietary changes along with medication and in some cases surgery. Regardless of what pain you may be experiencing in pelvic pain, if you aren’t sure about it, always consult a doctor for an accurate diagnosis.