Abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome

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What is abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome?

Abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES) is a pain syndrome thought to be caused by the entrapment of nerve branches in the abdominal muscles. It is an often overlooked cause of abdominal pain.

Common symptoms reported by people with abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
confusion difficulty thinking 3 more
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 5
30s 13
40s 11
50s 13
60s 4
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 9
Female 44

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 9
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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