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Pudendal Nerve Block Side Effects
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
Pinched lumbar nerves. Any negative side effects to long term mechanized traction to relieve pinch nerve?
No, not Realy: As long as mechanical stretch gives you productive hours in your day, it is a good technique. If you forgo stretch of your legs, conditioning and strengthening exercise you will not achieve full recovery. When you know you have bad discs, avoid prolonged sitting, driving, and jarring sports which lead to chronic facet problems (arthritis) in the back. Inversion techniques / yoga mimic traction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None by itself: This is a fairly minor change in the electrical pattern of the heart which is harmless by itself but you need to know if it's related to any heart condition. Some people have it from birth with no consequences. If it comes later from a heart condition or even hypertension, it may mean that the wiring system is starting to get tired & it will be checked periodically to make sure it's stable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Risk vs benefits: Infection is the #1 risk which is less than 4% per 2004 study in journal neurosurgery spine. Less common risks include bleeding, nerve irritation/damage, allergic reaction, hardware malfunction, pain at implant site, dysesthesias, and spinal headache. The risks are fairly low in the hands of an experienced physician, and the benefits can be great. Talk to your doc about details. ...Read more
Sometimes: A left bundle branch block is a finding on an EKG ( the electrical tracing of your heart.) it shows that something has altered the way your heart conducts electrical impulses. Chemotherapy can do it, but so can heart disease. Your doctor should rule out other causes for a left bundle branch block before assuming chemotherapy is the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disagree with Rx: First, not clear to me if you possess a VNS device, but removal can increase sz frequency. Furthermore, you are taking too many seizure meds, as after the first two, the benefit of the third is NO MORE than 3-4% improvement at best and the 4th is clearly egregious. You are best served by either surgery or the VNS unit, and you need to see an epilepsy specialist to get some direction here. ...Read more
Disagree with Rx: Why hasn't the stimulator been replaced, as the newer versions have better batteries and are far smaller? Usually cough occurs when VNS settings too aggressively set, not when removed. Removal may result in increased seizures, and maybe your cough is part of a partial seizure. Have you discussed this with your neurologist?? ...Read more
Not a MOA: Hydralazine is a direct smooth muscle relaxer based on its intracellular action on Calcium. In situ, it does not appear to have a direct effect on the vagus nerve, but rather may have an effect on the sinoatrial node and a reflex response (increased heart rate) due to the decreased blood pressure (baroreceptor response). ...Read more
How does nerve block injection works? Can it cool down nerve irritation/inflammation?What can be the possible side effects of these injections?
Diagnostic and: Often therapeutic. Nerve block by itself is not effective long term. Usually another procedure follows this diagnostic injection which is either radiofrequency ablation or injection with steroid to decrease inflammation. Side effects, infection, bleeding, bowel puncture. Have it done under ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and No: Short answer is that any opiate or narcotic, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine etc, will help just about any pain. But one develops rapid tolerance to such drugs and in time they become less effective. Most all neuralgias are much more effectively treated with more "nerve specific" meds like Gabapentin and carbamazepine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but rare: Serious nerve injury is rare, with significant permeant damage occurring in only 1/10,000 patients. However temporary numbness, pins and needles sensation, or less commonly motor weakness can occur in up to to 10 -15% of patients. In most cases the symptoms are mild and transient. ...Read more
Drowsiness, delerium: This is used for the symptomatic treatment of parkinson's disease alone or with levodopa. Dose related side effects are common. Drowsiness, vertigo, headache, and dizziness occur in cns. High doses cause nervousness, agitation, anxiety, delirium, and confusion especially in older patients. Blurred vision, dry mouth, impaired sweating, abdominal discomfort, mydriasis and constipation also occur. ...Read more
Lyrica (pregabalin) side effects: Like most prescription drugs Lyrica (pregabalin) has several side effects. Serious side effects include muscle pain, weakness, vision problems, easy bruising and bleeding. Less serious side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, loss of balance, dry mouth, and constipation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No superpowers: Unlike comic books, no positive effects from brain trauma, spider bites, or radiation exposure. The only positive thing that i can even postulate is that you didn't die and that it should be a wake-up call if you are at high risk--drinking alcohol, not wearing seatbelts, not wearing motorcycle helmet, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
Hi, is it normal to have numbness in genital area 5 weeks after pudendal nerve block? Sensitivity is lost, hard to reach orgasm
Can you fix pudendal nerve damage ? i think i might have it it feels numb down their on one side but i also have a UTI and yeast infection right now
Possibly: There are many treatment options for pudendal neuralgia. Pudendal nerve disorders can also affect urinary functioning and risk or sensation of UTI. I see you are in NJ....follow up with a gynecologist or urogynecologist. These are conditions I routinely treat Other resources: www.pelvicpain.org ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am struggling with what I think may be pudendal nerve entrapment. I am a serious runner but have been battling this pain for a long time now and I ?
See orthopedist: he should be able to diagnose and help treat ...Read more
Rule out hernia: Get a good physical exam if it's troublesome. ...Read more
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
Yes: Plus a host of infections can occur. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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