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Having swelling of perineum, itchy and painful. Difficulty in erection. Could this be due to slipped disc/trapped nerve/sciatica?

Hi. I am awaiting a disctectomy on my L4/L5 discs. For a while now I have had swelling of the perineum, which is itchy and painful and angry. I have had occasional problems with erection over the past few months but now I cant even tense the muscle in my penis half as much as I usually can... and the last 2 times me and my girlfriend managed to have sex, the pain when I ejaculated was awful and a burning sensation. Do you think that this could be due to the slipped disc/trapped nerve/sciatica?? I have been worried for a few weeks now and have been to see my GP today but got no explanation from him, nor did he even examine me.
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Radiologist 's  Response
May 2014
Thanks for writing in.

Your pain and itching in the perineum region is not related to your L4 L5 disc problem. It could be that you are having a local infection in the area. A simple course of antibiotics or antifungals (tablets or ointment) may solve your problem (to be taken under medical supervision).

It is quite possible that due to localised infection, you are experiencing discomfort in erection.

hope this helps.
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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