For many years I believed I had prostatitis. I had a cystosocopy and a pelvic CT exam, but everything came back normal. The urologist prescribed antibiotics on the off chance I had bacterial prostatitis. Nothing changed though and I saw no improvement. Last night I was masturbating and had a lot of pain in my tailbone area after finishing. I had to ice my tail bone in order to get to sleep. Has anyone ever heard of a tailbone injury causing sexual pain? I wonder if I have a tailbone injury that is hurting me and/or putting pressure on my prostate.
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 37
So you haven't had any accident that could have caused an injury to your tailbone? Are you actually tender there?
I've had major back pain my entire adult life. Have a herniated disc in L4/L5 that shows dark brown on the MRI (due to water loss I suppose). MRI also shows L5/S1 hernation. It is definitely likely the tailbone is damaged along with those two lower discs.
What were the symptoms before that made you think you had prostatitis and, again, is your tailbone actually sore to the touch?
Symptoms: Pain sometimes during ejaculation. I did have a prostate exam and the prostate is sore to the touch as well.Yes, my tailbone is sore to the touch. The entire low back area is.
Sorry for all the questions--just trying to get a handle on this. It's just now after the masturbation that you have tenderness there?
It seems to be tender on a regular basis, but intensifies quite a bit after ejaculation.
OK. Tenderness there would not be related to the prostate but the contraction of the perineal muscles with ejaculation could aggravate an inflammation of the tailbone in that area. Prostatitis and prostatic pain can be aggravated with ejaculation, but that would more be a pain in the penis or testicles themselves or perhaps in the perineal area, but not in the area of the tailbone.
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I've had this condition for 20 years. I've never had any pain in the penis or testicles. It has ALWAYS been pain near the area of the tailbone and no other place. Any advice on steps to take to treat this condition? I would like to enjoy more sex without this pain all the time.
Well, have you actually had this evaluated with x-rays and nerve conduction studies?