What Pudendal Neuralgia is:
Causes of Pudendal Neuralgia:
Pudendal Neuralgia Symptoms:
- pain in the perineum or anal region
- in men, pain in the penis or scrotum
- in women, pain in the labia or vuvla
- pain during intercourse
- pain when urinating or having a bowel movement
- pain in sitting that goes away when standing
Treating Pudendal Neuralgia:
If you have chronic pelvic pain caused by pudendal neuropathy, your doctor may use any combination of these treatments.
Coping with Pudendal Neuralgia:
Hough David M, Wittenberg Keith H, Pawlina Wojciech et al. Chronic Perineal Pain Caused by Pudendal Nerve Entrapment: Anatomy and CT-Guided Perineural Injection Technique. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2003; 181:561-567
McDonald, John S. MD; Spigos, Dimitrios G. MD. Computed Tomography-Guided Pudendal Block for Treatment of Pelvic Pain Due To Pudendal Neuropathy. Obstetrics and Gynecology. February 2000. 95:2. pp 306-309.
National Pain Foundation. Pelvic Pain: Causes. Accessed 8/17/09. http://www.nationalpainfoundation.org/articles/717/causes
University of Rochester Medical Center. Pudendal Neuralgia. Accessed 8/17/09. http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/smd/Rad/Pudendal.pdf