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What is Pudendal nerve entrapment?

What is Pudendal nerve entrapment?

  • Pudendal nerve entrapment: A condition where a nerve in the pelvis (pudendal nerve) becomes trapped or compressed. The problem can arise due to such things as pregnancy, postsurgical scarring and trauma but may also occur due to a birth malformation. Bicycle riding can also result in the condition.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Pudendal nerve entrapment as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Pudendal nerve entrapment: Introduction

Types of Pudendal nerve entrapment:

Broader types of Pudendal nerve entrapment:

How serious is Pudendal nerve entrapment?

Prognosis of Pudendal nerve entrapment: Varies depending on the underlying cause, severity and duration of the entrapment.

What causes Pudendal nerve entrapment?

Causes of Pudendal nerve entrapment: see causes of Pudendal nerve entrapment

What are the symptoms of Pudendal nerve entrapment?

Symptoms of Pudendal nerve entrapment: see symptoms of Pudendal nerve entrapment

Pudendal nerve entrapment: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Pudendal nerve entrapment.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Pudendal nerve entrapment.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Pudendal nerve entrapment: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Pudendal nerve entrapment.
Treatments for Pudendal nerve entrapment: see treatments for Pudendal nerve entrapment
Research for Pudendal nerve entrapment: see research for Pudendal nerve entrapment

Name and Aliases of Pudendal nerve entrapment

Main name of condition: Pudendal nerve entrapment

Other names or spellings for Pudendal nerve entrapment:

Pudendal nerve compression, Pudendal nerve entrapment syndrome, Alcock's syndrome, Pudendal neuropathy, Pudendal neuralgia, Alcock syndrome


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