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CURRENT ICS DEFINITION
Perineal pain is felt: in the female, between the posterior fourchette (posterior lip of the introitus) and the anus, and in the male, between the scrotum and the anus.
Taxonomy: 1. Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS), 1.6 Genital and Lower Urinary Tract Pain
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Perineal pain syndrome is the occurrence of persistent or recurrent episodic perineal pain, which is either related to the micturition cycle or associated with symptoms suggestive of urinary tract or sexual dysfunction. There is no proven infection or other obvious pathology.
EXPLANATORY NOTE 11: The ICS suggests that in men, the term prostatodynia (prostate-pain) should not be used as it leads to confusion between a single symptom and a syndrome.
Taxonomy: 1. Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS), 1.7 Genito-Urinary Pain Syndromes and Symptom Syndromes Suggestive of LUTD.
These definitions derive from the Standardisation of Terminology of Lower Urinary Tract Function: Report from the Standardisation Sub-committee of the International Continence Society. Abrams P, Cardozo L, Fall M, Griffiths D, Rosier P, Ulmsten U, Van Kerrebroeck P, Victor A, Wein A. Neurourol Urodyn 2002;21:167-78. (see Abrams et al. 2002).

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