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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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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?

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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What is the definition or description of: pudendal nerve?

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

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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?

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

Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


Pudendal Nerve (Definition)

Nerve in pelvis that controls pelvis, bowels, ...Read more