pelvic pain

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Sandy Hilton, a physical therapist at Entropy Physiotherapy, a clinic in Chicago, talks about all too common, all too overlooked of pelvic pain. What practitioners should know, how they can ask, and how patients can get the help they need. 

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Chronic pelvic pain affects many women, some to the extent that they lose work days. What should practitioners know? The causes may be multifactorial, and the treatment must be individualized to give women the care they need. Dr. As-Sanie, from the University of Michigan, discusses.

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Dysmenorrhea is simply defined as chronic cyclical pelvic pain and it's almost always associated with menstruation. It's a syndrome that's unique to women, and it's very common. Dysmenorrhea can start very early in a woman's life, as soon as they start menstruating, which is the definition of...

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A new study will attempt to determine the efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment option for vulvodynia, a chronic pain condition affecting up to 14 million women in the US. Under the direction of Judith Schlaeger, PhD, assistant professor of nursing, Chicago College of Nursing at University of...

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Women with chronic pelvic pain frequently endure long delays in referral to appropriate specialties for diagnosis and care. In this segment, a pain medicine psychologist and a pain medicine specialist outline what primary care should know about the epidemiology, risk factors and etiology of various...

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The pathophysiology of vulvar pain is poorly understood, with the result that less than 2% of affected women are properly diagnosed and treated. The diversity of patient characteristics additionally confounds evaluation and effective treatment. This segment offers guidance on incorporating...

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Dysmenorrhea, or chronic menstrual pain, is the most common gynecological pain condition, affecting from 45% to 95% of menstruating women. But because it is commonly considered a normal aspect of the menstrual cycle, it is often undertreated. Dr. Lamvu considers the consequences of this...

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An article in the April 2 edition of The Washington Post offers confirmation of a problem that has been extensively discussed by members of PAINWeek faculty: the persistent and prevalent under diagnosis of women’s chronic pain conditions. Journalist Hillary Gulley relates her personal experience of...

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Painful menstruation, or dysmenorrhea, is the most common gynecological pain condition, affecting 45% to 95% of menstruating women. In spite of its prevalence, it is often ignored and poorly treated because many healthcare providers and patients may consider pain a normal part of the menstrual cycle...

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Chronic vulvar pain, or vulvodynia, is a prevalent pain disorder that affects nearly 14 million women in the US. Unfortunately a poor understanding of disease pathophysiology leads to less than 2% of women actually being properly diagnosed and treated. Treatment recommendations vary widely and few...

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