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A 35-year-old male asked:

Can removal of the genito femoral nerve for relieving chronic groin pain, result in absent cremasteric reflex that side?

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Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Yes: The genitofemoral nerve is responsible for both the efferent and afferent limbs of the cremasteric reflex. The ilioinguinal nerve (l1) is also involved in the afferent limb of the reflex. So it is possible for some for the reflex to return in time with some nerve regrowth and sprouting, but most will lose this reflex.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
May be ...: Absence of cremasteric reflex is tested for level l 1&2 injury , supplied through sensory is ileoinguinal nerve . But genito femoral nerve also has l 1&2 fibers travel in inguinal canal also supply cremasetor muscle , dr silver is right afferent limb sensory part is from ii nerve.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
That would not be: All you lose. And, it may not relieve your pain. Have you seen an interventional pain management doctor?

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Last updated Mar 13, 2015

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