Pelvic nerve pain is a type of neuropathic pain that occurs in the pelvic region. It can be intermittent or steady. Some people find that their discomfort levels change according to their activities.
Pelvic nerve pain has a variety of symptoms. Often, it’s marked by pain that:
Your pudendal nerve runs through your pelvic region, including your urethra, genitals, anus, and perineum. Pudendal neuralgia is a rare condition in which your pudendal nerve is compressed or otherwise compromised.
Symptoms of pudendal neuralgia include:
Pudendal neuralgia is often called cyclist’s syndrome, Alcock’s syndrome, or pudendal nerve entrapment. It is known as a “rule out” condition because reaching a diagnosis involves ruling out multiple other conditions that could be the source of your pain.
Once Dr. Chung rules out other possible conditions, he develops an individualized treatment plan for each patient in his care. Treatment options depend on your overall health, medical history, and the type and severity of your symptoms.
Treatment options include:
As with all aspects of gynecological or urological care, Dr. Chung takes the time to diagnose your condition accurately and craft a customized treatment approach. His holistic treatment approach looks at your reproductive and urinary function as an interconnected system, not as discrete physiological parts.
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