Find Your Nerve Injury

If you are having trouble figuring out which nerve is causing the sensations you are feeling, see if you can find it here and click on it. Please let us know if this helps.

Saphenous Nerve

Sciatic Nerve

Piriformis Muscle

Lateral Femoral Cutaneous

Pudendal Nerve

Pudendal Neuralgia

Genitofemoral Nerve

Ilioinguinal + Iliohypogastric Nerves

Obturator Nerve

Iliohypogastric Nerve

Fibular Nerve




Genitofemoral Nerve


Lateral Branch Iliohypogastric Nerve


Peripheral neuropathy w foot drop thumb

Peripheral Neuropathy


Peripheral Neuropathy Hands and Feet

Dermogram of Lower Extremity Nerves


Peggy Day is working on a book to combine all these stories. This is an excerpt from Pelvis in Flames: Your Pelvic Mesh Owner’s Guide. Your input is welcome to help make Pelvis in Flames the book you need to read.

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6 responses to “Find Your Nerve Injury

  1. Had partial mesh removed,Jan.9th, still have not been released,but am having nerve pain in my rectum and vagina.I am at a loss,what nownerve block,Botox injections,I cannot live this way,I will do anything to get help.

    • You are not too far from St. Louis. There is a world expert there, Dr. Veronikis. He may be able to help you. Sadly, the partial removals set women up for future pain and ongoing problems. (See my blog post on “Permanent solution” )

  2. Has anyone found muscle relaxants or accupuncture or nerve block to help me.I am afraid.please advise

  3. Can you tell me how long is recovery after a full TVT mesh removal. Like how long does it take to heal the nerve scarring, mobility ?
    I am a 1 Years post op. Having lots of nerve pain I never had before, this is very sore is this part of the healing process ?

    • Fiona, Congrats on having the removal done. Nerve pain is a complicated issue. Nerves can be damaged by being stretched by instruments during surgery, nicked or cut completely in half, or compression by post-operative swelling or infection. Once they are injured, they fire nearly continuously, trying to heal themselves and, if severed, trying to find the lost other end. Occassionally, they do find each other and settle down. Sometimes the ends frazzle and continue to grow until you have a small growth that is formed by balled up nerves called a neuroma.
      So, predicting how long healing will take is nearly impossible. There is hope that they will and I personally held on to that hope. It got me up in the morning and made me go about my life within my family. Sometimes the nerves that do heal take six months to years, to nearly a decade to settle down. I hope you can find a competent neurologist to help you diagnose exactly the nerve you are dealing with and help you make a plan for coping with it. Sorry you are suffering through this. Peggy

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