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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Perineum pain
Saddle pain

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4 Potential Pain Between the Genitals and the Anus Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Chronic Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is swelling and irritation of the prostate gland. The prostate gland sits under the bladder, near the rectum, and produces the fluid that carries sperm.

    1/3 of men say symptoms go away by themselves after 1 year. With treatment, course is dependent on underlying cause.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    urinary changes, painful urination, testicle pain, frequent urination, penis pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Acute Prostatitis

    Acute prostatitis is quickly developing swelling and irritation of the prostate gland. The prostate gland sits under the bladder, near the rectum (end of the large intestine), and it makes the fluid that carries sperm.

    2 week treatment, may be 4-6 weeks depending on severity of infection.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    penis pain, fever, urinary changes, painful urination, chills
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  3. 3.Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)

    Painful bladder syndrome, also known as interstitial cystitis (IC), is a chronic condition that causes discomfort or pain in the bladder and a need to urinate frequently and urgently. The cause of this condition is not very clear and it is usually diagnosed when other causes like urinary tract infections are excluded.

    Chronic disease whose progression varies highly from person to person. Symptoms may persist for years.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), depressed mood, pelvis pain, arthralgias or myalgias
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Anal Cancer

    Anal cancer is a highly (75%-90%) curable cancer of the opening of the anus.

    Varies by severity of tumor

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), stool changes, constipation, diarrhea, pain when passing stools
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pain Between the Genitals and the Anus

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?
  • Q.Are you sexually active?
  • Q.Do your symptoms worsen when sitting?

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Pain Between the Genitals and the Anus Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced pain between the genitals and the anus have also experienced:

    • 6% Vaginal Itch or Burning
    • 4% Rectal Pain
    • 4% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
  • People who have experienced pain between the genitals and the anus had symptoms persist for:

    • 31% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 22% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced pain between the genitals and the anus were most often matched with:

    • 5% Chronic Prostatitis
    • 4% Acute Prostatitis
    • 3% Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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