pelvic pain

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The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) has again designated the month of May as Pelvic Pain Awareness Month. The intent of the IPPS is to advance the discussion of chronic pelvic pain, the positive impact of accurate diagnosis, and what practitioners and patients can do. Chronic pelvic pain is...

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Dysmenorrhea is the most common pain disorder among women, estimated to affect 40% to 90% of women in their reproductive years. Up to 20% of women report menstrual pain severe enough to interfere with usual activities. As such, it is a leading cause of school and work absenteeism in young women....

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Sexual pain, or dyspareunia is estimated to affect over one-fifth of women worldwide, and can often be found along with interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome and/or sexual abuse. Yet despite the negative impact on women's lives, the condition is often unrecognized, undiagnosed, and...

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A "resolution of symptoms" is highly possible for pelvic issues such as incontinence. Physical therapist Sandy Hilton explains how biofeedback can help this problem, and other pelvis issues. 

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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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