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A 32-year-old female asked:

can pudendal neuralgia cause pelvic and vaginal irritation or pelvic fullness/tight sensation that lingers after each bowel movement? is that a likely cause? not pregnant, no surgeries, no std, no iud, no endometriosis, no hemorrhoids. thank you

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Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Pudendal neuralgia: Yes definitely can cause the symptoms you mention. The pudendal nerve on the RIGHT and LEFT side supplies the area you mentioned and controls sensation. In uncomplicated vaginal deliveries of babies, this nerve is blocked to aid with pain control as the baby exits the birth canal.

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