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Your Pain Between the Genitals and the Anus May Also be Known as:
Ache between genitals and rectum
Aches and pains in area behind genitals
Aches and pains in area between genitals and anus
Aches and pains in area between genitals and butt
Aches and pains in area between genitals and rectum
Aches and pains in behind genitals
Aches and pains in perineum
Aches and pains in saddle
Area behind genitals ache
Area behind genitals discomfort

Top 4 Pain Between the Genitals and the Anus Causes

  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.

    You should visit your primary care physician. Your doctor will want to make sure that you do not have any other conditions and may write a prescription for medication.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    urinary changes, painful urination, testicle pain, frequent urination, constant but weak urination stream
    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.

    You should seek immediate medical care at an urgent care clinic or ER. Treatment for prostatitis may involve treatment with antibiotics for an underlying infection and could involve a procedure to drain an abscess.

    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 inflammation, discomfort, or pain in the bladder and a need to urinate frequently and urgently.

    You schedule an appointment with your doctor, as they will be able to coordinate appropriate care. Treatments include avoiding foods that make the symptoms work, as well as physical therapy and bladder training.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), pelvis pain, depressed mood, sudden urgency to urinate
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Anal Cancer

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

    You should visit your primary care physician, who may decide to take a sample of the anus for examination. Treatment involves cutting out the cancer, radiation, and chemo.

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

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

  • Q.How long has the pain around your buttocks been going on?
  • Q.How severe is the pain around your buttocks?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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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
    • 5% Vaginal Discharge
    • 5% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
  • People who have experienced pain between the genitals and the anus had symptoms persist for:

    • 28% Less Than a Week
    • 28% Over a Month
    • 23% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced pain between the genitals and the anus were most often matched with:

    • 3% Acute Prostatitis
    • 3% Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)
    • 1% Chronic Prostatitis

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