Prostatodynia (Painful Prostate)

Prostatodynia is a condition with many symptoms in the prostate area (dysuria, pain in the area between the scrotum and anus, pain during ejaculation), but with no evidence of prostate infections or inflammation. Symptoms may differ in intensity and are numerous. A patient with prostatodynia may complain about:


  • Pain or discomfort in genitalia, anum, rectum, perineum.
  • Pain or discomfort in the suprapubic area (above the penis), bladder, groin and lower  back.  
  • Sensation as if "having a golf ball" in the prostate area, mainly when sitting.
  • Urinary frequency, urgency, burning sensation of the urethra and nocturia (urinary frequency in the night).
  • Pain during sexual intercourse or during ejaculation
  • Anxiety and depression