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Pudendal Nerve (Overview)

Nerve in pelvis that controls pelvis, bowels, and bladder. Resource http://www. Pudendalhope. Info/node/13#Basic_Pudendal_Nerve_Anatomy


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What is the definition or description of: pudendal nerve?

What is the definition or description of: pudendal nerve?

Nerve in pelvis: Nerve in pelvis that controls pelvis, bowels, and bladder.
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http://www. Pudendalhope. Info/node/13#Basic_Pudendal_Nerve_Anatomy ...Read more

Pudendal Nerve (Overview)

Nerve in pelvis that controls pelvis, bowels, and bladder. Resource http://www. Pudendalhope. Info/node/13#Basic_Pudendal_Nerve_Anatomy


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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an X-ray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
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See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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Does anyone know about the pudendal nerve block?

Sure: Pudendal nerve blocks can be done by anatomic landmarks, ie internally by palpation, or by using fluoroscopy or ultrasound to see the landmarks. The physician will likely inject local anesthetic and/or steroids for pain relief in the rectum, perineum, or genitals. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a vaginal exam cause a pudendal nerve flare?

Please tell me, could a vaginal exam cause a pudendal nerve flare?

Yes: Pelvic examinations can aggrevate pudendal nerve irritation if you have a pre-existing nerve condition. Discuss with your physician ways to minimize this aggrevation ...Read more

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I just had my third pudendal nerve block and my symptoms have gotten worse. Is this normal?

I just had my third pudendal nerve block and my symptoms have gotten worse. Is this normal?

Possibly: Muscle spasm can trigger worsening of pain. The injection sometimes will cause you to get a reflex tightening of muscles.
I see you are in NY...consider this resource:

http://www. Advancedreconstruction. Com/meet-the-doctors/dr-elkwood-md/ ...Read more

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Have you heard of pudendal nerve entrapment?

Have you heard of pudendal nerve entrapment?

Yes: Not many physicians in the country treat this condition. In NJ we have a nice consortium.
Here are some resources:
www. Pelvicpain. Org
http://www. Oswego. Edu
http://www. Advancedreconstruction. Com ...Read more

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Is there risk of causing incontinence when have trigger injections to pudendal nerve?

Very unlikely: Pudendal nerve blocks are generally quite safe. Potential adverse effects are uncommon but may include pain at the injection site, bleeding, infection, and/or numbness in the buttocks, perineum, and vaginal/genital region. New onset incontinence would be quite rare. ...Read more

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Will bruised pudendal nerve heal?

Will bruised pudendal nerve heal?

Sometimes: They can improve on their own. Sometimes it takes time for nerves to heal. In meantime, minimize pressure on nerve with seat cushions or avoiding sittig for extended periods
Resources: http://www. Oswego. Edu
www. Pelvicpain. Org ...Read more

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Can Hemorrohoids cause Pudendal Nerve entrapment?

Can Hemorrohoids cause Pudendal Nerve entrapment?

Not likely: There are several anatomical planes between the two structures. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pudendal nerve entrapment and what specialist is best to see for this problem?

What are the symptoms of pudendal nerve entrapment and what specialist is best to see for this problem?

Burning/Pain: Not many physicians in the US specialize in this.
Here are some resources
http://www. Surgicalhospital. Com/services/procedures/pudendal_nerve_release. Shtml
www. Pelvicpain. Org
http://www. Oswego. Edu/~msheppar/isc325/spuninfo/physician. Html
www. Pudendalhope. Inf0 ...Read more

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I've had my first pudendal nerve block 10 days ago and it was diagnosed my s3 is the problem if my pain. Now the pain is back and worse I can not walk?

Diagnostic blocks: Unfortunately diagnostic nerve blocks are often short acting. Speak to the physician who performed the block about longer acting solutions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can acupunture help for pudendal nerve damage?

Can acupunture help for pudendal nerve damage?

Nerve desensitizatio: Acupuncture is very good at treating symptoms from damaged nerves. In conjunction with other treatments recommended by your physician it will likely reduce, and maybe eliminate your symptoms. It will not, however, "repair" the nerve. ...Read more

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What type of surgeon does pudendal nerve decompression?

Who is familiar with: It is not a common procedure only few surgeons do this procedure routinely even though is relatively simple and accessible. General, ortho, and neuro surgeons are familiar with anatomy of that area. Speak to your own family doctor first once diagnosis is established will refer you to the one who does it on regular basis.. ...Read more

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What non-surgical, non-invasive procedures exists to treat pudendal nerve entrapment?

Few: Pelvic Physical therapy, medications, acupuncture, chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, topical compounded medications, anti-inflammatories, percuteanous tibial nerve stimulation, stretching, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, integrative medicine, homeopathy, massage.
However if the above don't help there is also nerve blocks and or surgical release.
Resource: http://www. Advancedreconstruction. Com/meet-the-doctors/dr-elkwood-md/ ...Read more

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I think I have pudendal nerve entrapment. Can I still run? It is very painful after but all doctors just tell me I can...

I think I have pudendal nerve entrapment. Can I still run? It is very painful after but all doctors just tell me I can...

Recommendations: Would get this addressed first, and start working with a physical therapist who has DOCUMENTED training in area of Pelvic Floor Therapy. Get involved in a rehabiitation program, and do NOT try to heal on your own. Also, find a doctor who understands your issues, such as a well trained urologist. ...Read more

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I had disseminated shingles whilst on corticosteroids. One area affected badly was my right pudendal nerve. After 16 years I still have a burning.?

PHN: Sounds like post hermetic neuralgia. This can happen after shingles. Chronic pain in the same area affected by the shingles

there are medications you can take for that like gabapentin, lyrics, o r pamelor (nortriptyline). Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Can using a inversion table untrap pudendal nerve entrapment?

Probably not: Pudendal nerve entrapment is unlikely to be effectively treated using an inversion table although the nerve pain might feel better temporarily while inverted. ...Read more

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Can pudendal nerve entrapment be temporarily eased by stretching and/or use of an inversion table?

Can pudendal nerve entrapment be temporarily eased by stretching and/or use of an inversion table?

Depends: If the nerve irritation is coming from higher up in the spinal cord, it may help.
However, if the nerve impingement is in the buttock or pelvic area you might not see much difference. Other stretches or pelvic physcial therapy can help with this ...Read more

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Could the Pudendal nerve cause grion pain and the anterior part of the pelvis rather than just lower? Where else can this nerve cause pain?

Could the Pudendal nerve cause grion pain and the anterior part of the pelvis rather than just lower? Where else can this nerve cause pain?

Pudendal nerve: I don't think that your groin pain and pelvis pain may be related to Pudendal nerve neuropathy. It rarely develop recurrent numbness of the penis and scrotum after prolonged cycling, or an altered sensation of ejaculation, with disturbance of micturition (urination) and reduced awareness of defecation. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal birth cause inability to orgasm? Like from pudendal nerve damage? How common would this be?

Can a vaginal birth cause inability to orgasm? Like from pudendal nerve damage? How common would this be?

Possibly: I would recommend evaluation of your pelvic floor including nerves, muscle strenght and reflexes. Consider following up with gynecologist, urogynecologist.... ...Read more

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What can be done for vaginal wall and rectal and tailbone pain from pudendal nerve entrapments and scar tissue? Help

Physical therapy: The best option is a modality such as physical therapy, pelivic floor rehabilitation, chiropractic pelvic floor manipulation, acupuncture or the like. More surgery is not the answer unless last resort. ...Read more

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Can someone explain a pudendal nerve block to me? I've heard no more erections, but will my penis feel numb to the point it would freak me out?

Can someone explain a pudendal nerve block to me? I've heard no more erections, but will my penis feel numb to the point it would freak me out?

See below: Pudendal nerve id derived from s2, (racepinephrine) 3, 4 nerves. It gives branches to the inf. Rectal, perineal and dorsal nerve of penis. Block is at low buttock area (ischial tuberosity). You will get penile numness and some scrotal numbness.
Main indication in males is for penile pain syndrome. ...Read more

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