I have suffered with chronic genital and rectal pain for the last 10 years. The pain is severe burning in the rectum and testicles, along with stabbing and tearing pain in my penis. Two years ago I had a Pudendal Decompression surgery to relieve the pain. Since surgery the pain has returned. I recently had an MRI and it shows disc herniation at L4-5. My doctor is now telling me that having surgery to either remove the disk or fuse the vertebrae. I am scheduled to meet with the surgeon in 2 weeks. My question is, this is the first time anyone has suggested that the problem was in my back. Nothing I have read about Pudendal Nerve Entrapment or Pudendal Neuropathy suggest that a disc herniation could be the cause of the pain. Has anyone else heard of this? I have little to no back pain but I do have numbness and pain in my left hip.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.