pelvic pain

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Chronic pelvic pain affects up to a third of women. What causes it? How is it assessed? Dr. Castellanos, whose practice is dedicated to evaluating and treating women with this type of pain, answers our questions.

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The majority of women who suffer from sexual pain disorders oftentimes don’t receive the most appropriate care. Up until recently it wasn’t even recognized as an actual disorder, but with the change in nomenclature to genital pelvic pain penetration disorder it helps legitimize this condition as an...

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Pelvic peripheral neuralgias may be a cause of pain in 6% of women with chronic pelvic pain. This type of pain is neuropathic and typically follows the distribution of specific peripheral nerves. Common causes of neuropathic pain include trauma and visceral pathology, and the diagnosis can be...

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Dr. Fitzgerald debunks the common notion that pain in pregnancy is normal, and that sciatic neuropathy is usually the cause. Pelvic girdle pain is common and can be successfully treated nonpharmacologically. Proactive intervention can prevent an acute pain presentation from becoming chronic.

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When sexual pain strikes, the impact goes beyond pain during intercourse. Painful sex is associated with significant cognitive, emotional, and physical consequences that affect women even outside the bedroom. This common condition, affecting nearly 45% of older women and 34% of younger women, is...

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Pelvic peripheral neuralgias may be a cause of pain in 6% of women with chronic pelvic pain. This type of pain is neuropathic and typically follows the distribution of specific peripheral nerves. Common causes of neuropathic pain include trauma and visceral pathology, and the diagnosis can be...

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This session will describe the impact and prevalence of pelvic girdle pain (PGP) in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Anatomic, biomechanical, and hormonal influences in the etiology of pain will be explored. The most common diagnoses in pain presentation will be highlighted, debunking the common...

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There are a lot of different causes of pelvic pain, and there’s never just one cause of pelvic pain. Many times there is more than one or two, three, or four causes in someone who presents with pelvic pain. And it expands all organ systems. It goes from vascular, urological, gynecological,...

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Although endometriosis is the most common condition identified among women with dysmenorrhea and chronic pelvic pain, its evaluation and management presents many challenges to practicing clinicians. This lecture will provide participants with a practical and state-of-the-art approach to the care of...

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Conclusions from a new study suggest that gabapentin may be an effective treatment for provoked vulvodynia, a chronic pain condition marked by stinging, irritation, and burning, which is aggravated by contact, and may lead to sexual dysfunction. Lead author Gloria Bachmann, MD, MMS, Director of the...

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