Do men really have to self diagnose their persistent pelvic pain?
The pattern is so familiar. The pain starts insidiously after some event – maybe an infection (although tests may be negative) or peeing some blood.. Visits to the urologist, who checks out the prostate, the bladder, an MRI.. nothing to see, no infection, no STI but the pain continues. It actually gets worse when the urologist announces that there is nothing wrong and nothing more that he can do! Sure there is something wrong – it’s a pain condition, called chronic or persis