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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.Pudendal neuralgia occurs when the
Last updated: 12/17/2012
- 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.
- 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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