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How is inflammation of the pudendal nerve treated?

Juan P. Villablanca, MD
Neuroradiology
Inflammation of the pudendal nerve (a main nerve in the pelvis) can be treated with an injection of an anesthetic and steroids. A doctor will give the injection while you are lying down. The doctor advances a very slender needle to the pudendal nerve and delivers medication to the area to reduce swelling and decrease pain. People usually find relief after one or two injections, and eventually their symptoms will go away.

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