Male Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Posted on 9th December 2017 at 09:50
Chronic pelvic pain syndrome is only one of a number of male pelvic floor dysfunctions that physiotherapists can treat. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome is hard to diagnose and diagnosis is only the beginning of what can be a long—and painful—journey. This condition affects 90 million men worldwide.
Male chronic pelvic pain syndrome is defined as chronic pain, pressure, or discomfort localized to the pelvis, perineum, or genitalia of males lasting more than 3 months that is not due to readily explainable causes (infection, tumour, or structural abnormality). Faced with a negative test result, family doctors and urologists are often stumped. After months and maybe even years of dead ends and dashed hopes, patients are told there’s not much their doctors can do. They’ll have to learn to live with it.