Pudendal neuralgia is a rare problem with the pudendal nerve that can affect any adult. This nerve runs through your pelvic region. This includes your genitals, urethra, anus, and the area between your anus and genitals (perineum). The condition is also known as pudendal neuropathy, pudendal nerve entrapment, or pudendal canal syndrome. It may also be called cyclist's syndrome or Alcock's syndrome.
Pudendal neuralgia can cause pain, especially when you sit. You may have pain in your buttocks, genitals (scrotum, penis, or vulva), urethra, or perineum.
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Kevin C. Kiley MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Kevin C. Kiley MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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