Geniculate neuralgia

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What is geniculate neuralgia?

Geniculate neuralgia occurs when the nervus intermedius nerve is compressed by a blood vessel. The pain is often described as 'ice-pick' pain in the ear but can also be dull or burning. Some medications are available for treatment but it may also require microvascular decompression surgery.

Common symptoms reported by people with geniculate neuralgia

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How bad it is
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Treatments taken by people for geniculate neuralgia

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Who has geniculate neuralgia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 33 say geniculate neuralgia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 2
30s 7
40s 10
50s 11
60s 7
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 5
Female 35

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 12
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from geniculate neuralgia patients who have completed their condition history
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