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Is genitofemoral nerve a peripherel nerve?Ive read that peripherel nerves have striking capacity to regenerate.Though it takes time to heal true?

Is genitofemoral nerve a peripherel nerve?Ive read that peripherel nerves have striking capacity to regenerate.Though it takes time to heal true?

Yes: Ability to repair depends upon how much of the damage is just to the insulation of the nerve, vs. The "wire." a totally severed nerve generally cannot repair. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Which type of surgery for genitofemoral nerve entrapment?

You: Can try a diagnostic nerve block first to assure that that is the problem. Then a therapeutic steroid injection is worth a try before any surgical intervention if the diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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Genitofemoral nerve has L1 and L2 fibres does it mean if the nerve is cut two seperate wire like threads can b seen?Functions of L1 & L2 r different?

Genitofemoral nerve has L1 and L2 fibres does it mean if the nerve is cut two seperate wire like threads can b seen?Functions of L1 & L2 r different?

Genitofemoral nerve: L1 and L2 is nerve root arise from lumbar spine. One branch from each level join together to make genitofemoral nerve.It is not a different function, but different location. If one branch affected at L1 , L2 will still work so you don't loose function of genitofemoral nerve completely. ...Read more

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What happens to the genitofemoral nerve when a radical orchiectomy is performed? Is it removed?

What happens to the genitofemoral nerve when a radical orchiectomy is performed? Is it removed?

Here are some...: The genital branch of genitofemoral nerve may be injured, but should rarely occur. If so, usually, no significant clinical issue may ensue. If having some regional sensory alteration at right distribution, suspecting injury to the concerned nerve is in order; but again comes no clinical harm. More? Ask the surgeon directly for counseling. More online chat may induce more unnecessary confusion... ...Read more

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If the genitofemoral nerve is suspected to be damaged, then can the presence of cremasteric reflex b used to sense that injury is not severe in nature?

If the genitofemoral nerve is suspected to be damaged, then can the presence of cremasteric reflex b used to sense that injury is not severe in nature?

Complex: I think there are too many possibilities to give a good answer. I can say that if that works it is a good thing and if it wasn't working and is returning to function that is also a very good thing. ...Read more

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Can a retracting testicle or injury cause compression of the genitofemoral nerve and cause groin, scrotal pain? Will it improve with time?

Can a retracting testicle or injury cause compression of the genitofemoral nerve and cause  groin, scrotal pain? Will it improve with time?

See below...: This could be many things. Most cases of scrotal content pain resolve on their own, but some don't. A scrotal ultrasound, which is a painless type of imaging that does not involve radiation, may be helpful. I strongly recommend seeing your primary care physician or an urologist as soon as possible to have this evaluated. Most cases can be treated successfully. ...Read more

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Can the ilioinguinal nerve and genital branch of genitofemoral nerve be evaluated by MRI for any problems?

Can the ilioinguinal nerve and  genital branch of genitofemoral nerve be evaluated by MRI for any problems?

Here are some...: Why do you raise this Q? Any concern after a surgery should be evaluated with detailed history to specify the features of symptoms with clear sequence of events + properly physical exam so to define what you felt & concerned after surgery is related with surgery itself or just lingering effect of healing process. For possible injury to nerve, all imaging studies are useless. So, faithfully work... ...Read more

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What happens to the genital branch of the genitofemoral nerve during a radical orchiectomy? Is it removed along with the spermatic cord?

What happens to the genital branch of the genitofemoral nerve during a radical orchiectomy? Is it removed along with the spermatic cord?

Nothing: Genital branch supply cremasitor muscle of the cord that moves testis , it is part of specimen along with cord and testicle So it is supposed to be removed during radical orchiectomy .. ...Read more

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Is genitofemoral nerve block injection given at spinal cord?Pain management doc says it will b performed under anaesthesia, afterwards it hurts lot?

Is genitofemoral nerve block injection given at  spinal cord?Pain management doc says it will b performed under anaesthesia, afterwards it hurts lot?

Generally No : Genitofemoral nerve block is a peripheral nerve and it's innervation (where it gets it's feeling from) is at the L1 and L2 spinal nerve levels. Typically the block is done at the peripheral level in the lower abdomen/pelvic area next to the pubic bone. Sometimes when this technique provides short term benefit, another injection may be performed at the spinal nerve levels to get relief. ...Read more

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Question for urologists: When a radical orchiectomy is performed, is the genital branch genitofemoral nerve cut?

Question for urologists: When a radical orchiectomy is performed, is the genital branch genitofemoral nerve cut?

Here are some...: It is possible to cut the concerned nerve fiber due to various factors including anatomical variation and feasibility of individual nerves and professional proficiency. In reality, if occurred, fortunately, body adoption and adaption to such provide a very forgiving result; so ask the surgeon for detail. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with genitofemoral neuralgia as a result of spermatic cord denervation procedure. Lots of pain and numbness. Would neurectomy help?

Diagnosed with genitofemoral neuralgia as a result of spermatic cord denervation procedure. Lots of pain and numbness. Would neurectomy help?

Challenging: Have found that these kinds of problems may deteriorate further following additional procedures, and better to try drugs such as Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta, with physical therapy, and exercise. A medical food called MetanX twice daily may provide benefit over several months. A local nerve block or even a sympathetic block may be tried. Would delay neurectomy. ...Read more

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Can genitofemoral neuralgia cause testicular pain in contralateral testicle?

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Can genitofemoral neuralgia cause testicular pain in contralateral testicle?

No, but...: Theoretically, it's unlikely to induce pain on the other side, but similar process for neuralgia possibly occurs on the opposite side of same level of spinal nerves. Yet, before concluding Dx, such pain should be evaluated so to deduce if the contralateral pain is new and unrelated. How to get things done correctly? Follow instructions described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Testicle pain 5 yrs. Maybe pudendal entrap but 1of3 blocks helped. Penineal branch& genitofemoral cut. Now sciatica. L5s1 discectomy no help. Related?

Testicle pain 5 yrs. Maybe pudendal entrap but 1of3 blocks helped. Penineal branch& genitofemoral cut. Now sciatica. L5s1 discectomy no help. Related?

Probably not: Probably not, the l5-s1 disc herniations do not affect the genital area higher disc in the lumbar spine could such as l1-l2 and l2-l3. ...Read more

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How can I control my nerves?

How can I control my nerves?

Underlying Issues: You may need to get at the underlying issue of why you feel as if your nerves are out of control? It is always important if you have concerns about yourself to speak to your primary care doctor for a referral to a psychologist or therapist to help you learn ways to cope your nerves/stress. Medication has also been shown to be effective to help. There are also great books that may help as well. ...Read more