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Restless Genital Syndrome

Treatment of Restless Genital Syndrome

A clear overall treatment of Restless Genital Syndrome does not yet exist. Some drugs, such as oxazepam and clonazepam, may diminish the intensity of the complaints, but the use of these drugs usually does not lead to a complete disappearance of the complaints.

In time periods of weeks and months the genital sensations occur or diminish in intensity. ReGS has a cyclic pattern meaning that with time symptoms may come and go without a clear explanation.

However, some women do report spontaneous disappearance of ReGS.
Distraction (for example, by a hobby) may contribute to better coping with ReGS.

Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on the sking of the genital area may be used to diminish the symptoms of ReGS but does not cure it.

New research on the efficacy of a pudendal block (injection of an anesthetizing drug on the nerve) may perhaps lead to an efficacious treatment of ReGS.