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What is the definition of Pudendal Neuralgia?
Pudendal Neuralgia occurs when the pudendal nerve is injured, irritated, or compressed. Symptoms include burning pain (often unilateral), tingling, or numbness in any of the following areas: buttocks, genitals, or perineum (area between the buttocks and genitals). Symptoms are typically present when a person is sitting but often go away when the person is standing or lying down. The pain tends to increase as the day progresses. Additional symptoms include pain during sex and needing to urinate frequently and/or urgently. Damage to the pudendal nerve can result from surgical procedures, childbirth, trauma, spasms of the pelvic floor muscles, or tumors. Pudendal Neuralgia may also result from certain infections (such as herpes simplex infections) or certain activities (such as cycling and squatting exercises). There are no imaging studies that diagnose Pudendal Neuralgia; however, MRI and CT may help to exclude other causes of the pain.
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What are the latest Pudendal Neuralgia Clinical Trials?
Patient Reported Outcomes Following Interventional Procedures in Pelvic Pain

Summary: The investigators aim from this study, to determine the safety and efficacy of pulsed radiofrequency in the management of pudendal neuralgia, compared to current a standard intervention, which is corticosteroid injection for PN, as part of multidisciplinary pain management.

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The Effect of Pudendal Nerve Block Analgesia on Postoperative Pain Control in Patients Undergoing Vaginal Surgery: A Randomized Double-blind Placebo-controlled Trial

Summary: The objective of this this randomized controlled study is to determine whether a pudendal nerve block at the time of vaginal surgery is associated with improved postoperative pain control and decrease opioid consumption compared to a sham pudendal nerve block in patients undergoing vaginal surgery.

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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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Therapeutic Efficacy of Ultrasound-Guided High-Voltage Long-Duration Pulsed Radiofrequency for Pudendal Neuralgia.