After discovering your great website and extensive knowledge, I thought I'd ask you about a pain issue I suddenly encountered in the perineum area of my groin.
First, about me: I'm a 48 year old male, healthy and married.
Some background: Like most men, I recently visited my doctor about some possible ED issues (sometimes slow to get erection, sometimes not lasting). Issues that occurred about 50% of the time. As my doctor told me, "About 95% of men will have some sort of issue. Then other 5% are lying." So, with that reassurance, he prescribed me Viagra. The next opportunity I had to make love to my wife I took 1/2 pill and had no issues whatsoever.
However, the next day, still feeling kinda excited (and with my wife working long hours), I decided to relieve some the sexual tension and started to pleasure myself. While reclining in a chair, I was being easy, calm and gentle with my erection when (about 15 minutes into things) I suddenly felt a quick, sharp pain (not terrible intense) at the underside of my perineum, nearer more the scrotum then the anus. The sharpness transistioned to a dull yet painful (enough to give me trouble falling alseep) aching in that whole region that lasted until the next day when things began to subside. Sitting was painful the next day, but tolerable as long as I sat forward a bit. Painful sitting became less and less an issues as the days past. About 3 days later, with the pain substantially lesser, I tested the area again with light masterbating. Unfortunately, the dull pain returned, lasted about a day, and subsiding again. Last night, on whim to see if there is anything noticable externally, I lightly felt down in my perineum in the area where the pain was originating from. I touched apon something that kinda felt like a very small bump or ridge under the skin and it instantly mimmick the sharp pain and subsequent dull aching. Thats when I began to worry.
I'm hopeful it's something that'll clear up on it's own due to the fact that the pain subsides and I have no history of this pain in the past. However, I am concerned that the pain is easily induced and will always re-occur with an erection and, Viagra or not, that is not going to be pleasant.
I'm looking for an expert take on the situation.