Questions about PN blocks

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Questions about PN blocks

Postby Lostinaz » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:49 am

Hello -

I was diagnosed with PN a few months ago. I was chatting up an urgent care doctor about my situation and they say that I may need a nerve block in the future. I had a few questions.

1. After the nerve block is performed, will I have full urinary and fecal inxontinence until it wears off?

2. Is it certain I'll have a flare up after?
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Re: Questions about PN blocks

Postby RJR » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:29 pm

Good morning,

You will feel numb along the distribution of the nerve, but will have no incontinence.

A flare is possible (most anything is possible) but very unlikely.

Best to make sure it is performed by a practiced professional.

Cyclist till perineal pain onset R side (Apr'08). Dx with PN (Aug'09). Lyrica gave 30% pain reduction. Potter MRI (Oct'10) validated at surgery with Dr Hibner (Nov'10) - found nerve attached to scarred STL. Now sitting 10 hrs/day vs 1 hr/day pre-op. Occasional MRI-guided steroid injections by Dr. Jan Fritz at Johns Hopkins. Surgery video =

Deep neuropathic burning pain flares have been gone since surgery...Grateful to Dr Hibner.
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