I'm a 38 year old male. I have been experiencing pain in my tailbone area for about 2 months. If I press on the area it is tender but I cannot pinpoint where the pain is coming from. My GP does not think that it is coccydynia related. I experience this pain daily. Sleep seems to help, I rarely wake up with the pain.
Two weeks ago I noticed that my urine was discoloured (orange). This usually happens throughout the night and first thing in the morning. It gets better throughout the day.
A week later I noticed pain and discomfort above my pubic bone, through my groin and genitals. After a visit to the hospital (urinalysis and abdominal x ray) I learned that I had red cells in my urine.
Now I am having a burning pain above my pubic bone (bladder area and sharp pains on both sides of my groin. This is sometimes associated with scrotal and genital discomfort. Also when urinating I have a burning sensation above my pubic bone that usually lasts for a few seconds and gets better as I continue to urinate.
Can the tailbone pain be related to any bladder or kidney condition?
My GP is reffering me to a urologist and has ordered further urine tests and a PSA test. How concerning are these symptoms, should I request a referral to see a different type of specialist?
It is possible that the pain can be due to a GU disease. However, it is impossible to say without examination.
Imaging can be performed to evaluate for any musculoskeletal pathology. A CT scan and/or MRI of the area can be considered.
I agree with the urology referral. The PSA test as well as imaging the prostate with a transrectal ultrasound can be considered. A cystoscopy can be discussed to image the bladder for any masses.
If the urology referral is non-revealing, you can consider an orthopedic referral to evaluate the tailbone pain.
These options can be discussed with your personal physician.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.