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Pudendal Neuralgia


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Overview

Pudendal neuralgia occurs when the pudendal nerve is injured or compressed.  Symptoms include pain, burning, tingling, or numbness in the pelvic or buttock areas; symptoms worsen while an affected individual is in a sitting position.  The cause of pudendal neuralgia is unknown.  Treatment includes nerve block of the pudendal nerve or surgery to remove surrounding tissues that might be pressing on the nerve.[1][2]
Last updated: 12/17/2012

References

  1. Chiarioni G, Asteria C, Whitehead WE. Chronic proctalgia and chronic pelvic pain syndromes: new etiologic insights and treatment options. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2011; 17:4447-4455. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22110274. Accessed 12/14/2012.
  2. Benson JT, Griffis K. Pudendal neuralgia, a severe pain syndrome. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2005; 192:1663-1668. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15902174. Accessed 12/14/2012.
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