Men can be susceptible to suffer discomfort along the perineum, which is why it is important to know how to get rid of perineum pain. Perineum pain may be caused by a variety of conditions that produce significant discomfort, which makes pain management valuable.
Things you'll need:
- Pain killers
- Doctor's appointment (optional)
- Take pain medication. Your doctor will likely prescribe you medicine that will help get rid of pain, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. You can also take other non-prescription drugs for pain management, such as paracetamol. Make sure to take these medicines at the right doses and be aware of the possible side effects.
- Use laxatives. Laxatives will promote soft stool, which will help relieve the pressure along the perineum that can cause pain while straining during bowel movements. Keeping yourself hydrated will also help promote soft stool, reduce pressure along the perineum and prevent constipation that adds more pressure and pain on the perineum.
- Wash the perineum area gently with warm water. This will provide relief from pain and keep the affected area clean and free from infection. Good hygiene can always help maintain a healthy environment along the perineum that discourages bacteria to thrive and grow.
- If perineum pain is accompanied with painful urination, see your doctor for proper diagnosis. You may likely have symptoms of chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome that also manifest pain along the perineum area between the testicles and rectum. Taking anti-inflammatory drugs will help reduce the inflammation and swelling that may cause perineum pain.
- Take antibiotics. Bacterial infection causes inflammatory disorders along the prostate that may spread along the urinary tract that result to perineum pain and painful urination. Treating the infection can help get rid of perineum pain.
- Periodic prostate massage. This is usually done by the doctor who places a finger in the rectum and gently massaged with strokes of the finger. The process is followed by sitting in a warm bath that helps relax the perineum muscles.
- Biofeedback. This is a relaxation technique that helps relieve the tension along the perineum muscles. It promotes reduction of spasm and pain along the pelvic and perineum areas.