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Is pudendal neuropathy a permanent lifechanger?

By Anonymous April 1, 2013 - 7:37am
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I was diagnosed with pudendal neuropathy by my ob-gyn after a fall on ice that resulted in a hairline fracture on my sacrum. After seven weeks, I still have numbness and pinching sensations in my vulva and anus. I bought compression stockings so I could stand more, and a donut pillow for the times I must sit out of necessity. I have learned that, in addition to sitting, I should avoid bending, yoga, cycling, Pilates, stair exercise, and all other forms of movement that stretch the pudendal nerve.

I had hoped to be better by now. I replaced the pain pills with Alleve, but am still experiencing numbness (including in my right buttock), pain, and discomfort. Is there a timeframe at which point I should be checked for pudendal nerve entrapment? If so, whom should I see for that evaluation, and how will it be detected/diagnosed?

Is this going to be a lifelong condition?

Thank you!

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