The Pain of Pudendal Nerve

Pudendal neuralgia is a painful condition caused by
damage or irritation of the pudendal nerve, an
important nerve which runs through the pelvis and
innervates the genitals, anus, and perineum. Despite its
prevalence, pudendal neuralgia can be difficult to
diagnose due to its complex symptoms and limited
knowledge about the condition.

Symptoms of pudendal neuralgia include burning pain
in the genitals, anus, or perineum which is usually
aggravated by sitting. Patients often have urinary and
bowel dysfunction such as urgency, hesitancy,
constipation, or fecal incontinence.

The condition is often misdiagnosed as interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel
syndrome, or pelvic floor dysfunction, leading to
inadequate treatment and prolonged suffering.

If you think you are experiencing symptoms of
pudendal neuralgia, it is essential to see a healthcare
provider who is familiar with the condition and its
diagnostic criteria. With the right diagnosis and
treatment, it is possible to find relief from the pain of
pudendal neuralgia.

To schedule a consultation, request an appointment 201-301-2772.

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