Vague groin symptoms?
Do you have non-specific or vague groin symptoms like the following?
- Difficulty starting or stopping urine
- Frequent urination especially at night
- Frequency of wetness in the urethra
- Incomplete emptying of your bladder
- Cloudy urine
- Blood in urine or Blood in semen
- Pelvic pain or discomfort
- Pain around penis, testicles or perineum (the area between scrotum and anus)
- Lower back pain
- Pain while having sex
- Painful ejaculation
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Premature ejaculation
Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
If you have any of the above symptoms but your tests results don’t show any infection, you might have Chronic Prostatitis or Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS). This is due to inflammation of the prostate or inflammation in the organs and tissues in the pelvic region. Read: Prostatitis Treatment
What is Chronic Prostate Inflammation (In a Nutshell):
Causes Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome:
This condition may be triggered by sexual intercourse, periods of stress or even changes in weather or different types of food.
This is commonly under-diagnosed by many physicians. Most patients end up frustrated as they are told by their doctors that there is nothing wrong with them or there is no treatment suitable for their condition. Some have to suffer for many years before getting adequately treated.
How to Treat Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome:
Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome can be a challenging condition to treat and manage.
Conventionally, it is treated with anti-inflammatory drugs like NSAIDS and patients had to end up taking it for a long time.
Recently, a relatively form of treatment has shown great improvements in men with CPPS. This treatment is by using low-intensity shockwave. The treatment is called Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT).
This therapy has shown tremendous improvements in symptoms in men suffering from CPPS. Men have reported improvements from as early as from a single session. Typically one will require 4 sessions of ESWT for maximal benefit.
ESWT for CPPS/Prostatitis is only available at all our Men’s Health Clinic: Novena, Somerset, Holland Village & Raffles Place branches.