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Results of a focus group brought to light the perspectives of 29 women (mean age 46 years) experiencing urinary tract infections (UTI). The results, reported in the Journal of Urology, identified 7 themes (below) in these categories: 1) the problems with taking antibiotics and 2) resentment towards...

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In women undergoing a hysterectomy, adenomyosis is seen in anywhere from almost 9% to over 60%. Adenomyosis is defined as endometrial glands and stroma within the middle layer of the uterine wall (myometrium), and can cause heavy monthly bleeding, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain, and...

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A draft of a guideline from NICE—the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence—has been completed. Its title is “Pelvic floor dysfunction: prevention and non-surgical management”; it seeks to educate and to clarify the problem that too many women face. The guideline...

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Endometriosis affects about 10% of women worldwide. It can cause chronic pelvic pain, scars, bleeding, discomfort during periods and sex, infertility, and be expensive. Diagnosis may prove difficult due to symptoms being similar to other gynecological or digestive disorders, and a confirmed...

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Chronic pain in the reproductive track: what are the triggers? Because of "poorly characterised" information from the sensory pathways, treatments for dyspareunia are lacking while women are suffering from endometriosis, vulvodynia, etc. Researcher Dr. Joel Castro Kraftchenko, Head of Endometriosis...

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A study reported in the journal BMC Women’s Health tested the Relational Bodily Experiences Theory (RBET), which seeks to explain the heightening or inhibition of women’s sexual desire, and pain issues, using interpersonal and psychological constructs. Researchers examined attachment models, which...

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Newswise — Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found, in mice, that treatment with an antibiotic reduces the size of lesions caused by endometriosis.

The researchers are planning a large, multicenter clinical trial to test the drug metronidazole in women who...

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