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What are the symptoms of pudendal neuralgia?

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You usually feel pudendal neuralgia symptoms in your lower body, genitals, or perineum (the area between your genitals and anus). These may include:

These feelings might be worse when you sit down. Or you may have symptoms on both sides of your body, and they might go into your belly, buttocks, or legs.

You also may have problems such as:

  • A sharp or burning pain
  • More sensitivity
  • Numbness or a pins-and-needles feeling, like when your leg falls asleep
  • A swollen feeling
  • A sudden or frequent need to go to the bathroom
  • Trouble or pain during sex
  • For men, problems getting an erection

From: What Is Pudendal Neuralgia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health, Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: “Pudendal Neuralgia.”

Health Organization for Pudendal Education: “Anatomy of the pudendal nerve.”

Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey: “Diagnostic criteria for pudendal neuralgia by pudendal nerve entrapment (Nantes criteria).”

U.K. National Health Service: “Pudendal neuralgia.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Pudendal neuralgia,” “Pudendal nerve block.”

Women’s Health Research Institute of Australia: “Pudendal Neuralgia.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on January 23, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health, Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: “Pudendal Neuralgia.”

Health Organization for Pudendal Education: “Anatomy of the pudendal nerve.”

Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey: “Diagnostic criteria for pudendal neuralgia by pudendal nerve entrapment (Nantes criteria).”

U.K. National Health Service: “Pudendal neuralgia.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Pudendal neuralgia,” “Pudendal nerve block.”

Women’s Health Research Institute of Australia: “Pudendal Neuralgia.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on January 23, 2018

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