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What causes pudendal neuralgia?

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There are several things that can damage your pudendal nerve.

It can happen when you’re injured, have surgery, or give birth. A tumor or an infection can squeeze or irritate it. And sometimes, certain types of exercise, like spending a lot of time on a bicycle, can cause the problem.

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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