Hypogastric Plexus Nerve Block
The hypogastric plexus is a bundle of nerves near the bottom of your spinal cord. A hypogastric plexus block is the injection of numbing medication directly to this group of nerves that supply sensation (including pain sensations) and sympathetic function to the pelvic organs.
A hypogastric plexus block is performed for the treatment of pelvic pain from the colon, bladder, lower intestines, uterus, ovaries, or prostate. Although uncommon, risks may include nerve damage, renal or urethral puncture, infection, bleeding, and allergic reaction to the medication.
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