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Can this type of pain also be caused by straining during defacation so for example if I had not done any exercises, but had been straining during bowel movements could this have also led to the pain? How long will this typically take to heal can it be up to 5-6 weeks? As I mentioned the pain has reduced a lot but is still there. Also how can I know if this is associated to a flare up of prostatitis?
But I have had prostatitis before and all the symptoms I had then were more unrinary, burning, pain etc. However my question is could this be a flare up of the prostatitis perhaps a mild form which only involved pain in the pelvic region and now the flare up is reducing so the pain is also reducing. The reason I ask is because in the past when I have had flare ups which have come and gone I have had some pain but not much and then after a couple of weeks the flare up goes away and so does the pain.
Okay thank you for your response, what would you advise at this point as the pain has continued to gradually reduce as time has gone on.
One final question on this, I have been to have a bowel movement today and what I noticed is when I have the bowel movement the pain from the straining is in the same area as the pain when I urinate and I also notice that is predominantly on the left side and some times it radiates as a dull ache to left buttock, does this sound like something muscular? Or does it sound serious?
When you say persistent symptoms do you mean constant pain or worsening pain as well as some other symptoms such as blood and unusual bowel habits? What would be the most common sign?
Okay, I just wanted some clarification, thank you. The pain has continued to reduce but is still there but has significantly improved over the last 10 days. Is it okay to resume my exercises?