Symptoms of pudendal neuralgia

The main symptom of pudendal neuralgia is Pelvic pain . Any of the areas supplied by the pudendal nerve can be affected.

The pain may:

  • feel like a burning, crushing, shooting or prickling sensation
  • develop gradually or suddenly
  • be constant but worse at some times and better at others
  • be worse when sitting down and improve when standing or lying down

Other symptoms can include:

  • numbness and pins and needles in the pelvic area
  • increased sensitivity to pain you may find just a light touch or wearing clothes uncomfortable
  • feeling as though there's swelling or an object in your perineum often described as feeling like a golf or tennis ball
  • needing to go the toilet frequently or suddenly
  • pain during sex, difficulty reaching orgasm, and erectile dysfunction in men
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018