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Pudendal Neuralgia


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Your Question

I have been diagnosed with pudendal neuralgia. My doctor has treated it with with pudendal nerve entrapment surgery and botox injections.  Is there any scientific evidence from controlled trials or research studies that show botox is an effective treatment?  Also, are there any other recommended treatments other than what my doctor has already tried for this condition?

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Is there any evidence that shows Botox is an effective treatment for pudendal neuralgia?

Unfortunately, we were unable to identify evidence that shows Botox is an effective treatment for pudendal neuralgia.  There is currently one research study which is investigating Botox as a possible treatment for this condition.
Last updated: 12/17/2012

What treatments are available for pudendal neuralgia?

There are no established guidelines for the treatment of pudendal neuralgia.  Treatment may include medications, the use of a specialized cushion while sitting, nerve block, surgery to remove nearby tissues that may be pressing on the pudendal nerve, or nerve stimulation.[1]
Last updated: 12/17/2012

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