Pudendal neuralgia

Kellie, USA

Posted 2017-09-03

I broke my coccyx more than 27 years ago during the birth of my first child. The doctor used a vacuum extractor to assist in the delivery and my coccyx was broken at that time. The doctor also performed an episiotomy.

For over 25 years, my doctors ignored me or told me that my symptoms were in my head and that no one can hurt after 20 years. I have intense pain in sitting, or going from sitting to standing nad vice versus, and all the other pains and symptoms that go along with a broken unhealed coccyx injury.

In the last couple of years, I began seeing a Osteopathic Doctor, and we have discovered that in addition to my broken coccyx, I also have Pudendal Nerve Damage. Oh My GOSH!! I sat there and cried when I got that diagnosis. It's not in my head-it really does exist, it has a NAME and I have a doctor that 1st believes me and 2nd is trying to treat me. My outlook for recovery is not very good-after 27 years, the nerve is pretty well permanently damaged.

I don't know if we would have EVER stumbled upon our diagnosis, if I hadn't come across the article below one night. I fit EVERY SINGLE SYMPTOM.

mom-who-sued-hospital-for-traumatic-birth

Please look up: Pudendal Neuralgia/Pudendal Nerve (PN) damage, and Pudendal Nerve Entrapment (PNE).

It is so worth looking into and explains so many of the off the wall, painful symptoms that you are experiencing. This is a relatively new finding - since 1987, and not very many doctors are familiar with these conditions. You can have them in addition to the coccyx injury or instead of.

I suggest some of these resources:

www.pudendalhope.info

pudendal-neuralgia-overview

www.verywell.com/pudendal-neuralgia-chronic-pelvic-pain

Pudendal neuralgia

Chronic pelvic pain

Overview for medical professionals

The last two are brochures which can be taken to your doctor with you.

I hope this information helps someone.

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