I have been having pain in the perineum region for 4 days now and it seems to be increasing. I have been to a doctor who said that it could be an ano-rectal abscess. But I doubt it. I felt it soon after I did the upward stretches, at the root of the penis near the rectum, a vein or some nerve is hard and is painful. When I sit, it is painful. I didn’t have a nocturnal erection last night as I was under stress I think. I am on antibiotics and painkillers at the moment but it is still painful. How long will it take to heal? It looks like a cord and is hard. Is this a nerve damage or something permanent? What is it? Please answer anyone.