What are the treatment options for genitofemoral nerve entrapment?

Updated: Oct 15, 2019
  • Author: Minoo Hadjari Hollis, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Anesthetic nerve blocks are diagnostic and therapeutic for genitofemoral nerve entrapment. Avoidance of aggravating activities should be emphasized. Treatment may also consist of antiseizure medications (eg, gabapentin, carbamazepine, or lamotrigine), as well as TCAs (eg, amitriptyline and doxepin). Other medications include capsaicin cream, topical lidocaine, NSAIDs, and, possibly, tramadol. A trial with a TENS unit may also be beneficial.


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