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Pudendal neuralgia


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Symptoms of pudendal neuralgia include pain or numbness in your genitals, bottom, anus or pelvis that may be worse when sitting.

Pudendal neuralgia is usually diagnosed based on your symptoms and ruling out other causes. Tests may include scans and injections.

Treatments for pudendal neuralgia may include physiotherapy and medicines to help with nerve pain.

Eating plenty of fibre, not sitting for long periods and avoiding activities that make your pain worse can help with symptoms of pudendal neuralgia.

Pudendal neuralgia is caused by damage to the pudendal nerve in your pelvis, from things like an injury, giving birth, cycling or an infection.

Charities including the Pelvic Pain Support Network and Action on Pain can offer support for pudendal neuralgia.

Pudendal neuralgia is pain in the genitals, bottom, anus and pelvis, caused by damage to one of the main nerves in your pelvis.

Page last reviewed: 18/01/2024
Next review due: 18/01/2027