Perineal Numbness and Erectile Dysfunction

Pudendal nerve compression syndrome, also known as Alcock syndrome, is a cluster of symptoms most commonly described in long-distance or long-term bicyclists. It is chiefly characterized by varying degrees of decreased sensation of the perineum, decreased glandular and penile sensation, weakened/absent erections, diminished/difficult orgasms, and occasional voiding symptoms. In this entry, perineal numbness and pain syndromes from injury to the pudendal nerve are discussed, particularly as they relate to erectile dysfunction (ED).

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