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Newswise — Choice and control are important factors for ensuring a positive childbirth experience, yet until recently, little was known about the impact of alternative administrations of fentanyl – one of the pain relief drugs used during labour– on both mother and baby.

Now, world-first...

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A cluster of conditions that frequently co-occur, can be local or widespread, and either solely or predominantly affect women are referred to as chronic overlapping pain conditions. They include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Painful bladder syndrome
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic low back...

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A study of over 300 female veterans of the Gulf War found that 25 years later, they are experiencing twice the amount of symptoms of nondeployed fellow vets. Over 20 symptoms were found, including musculoskeletal pain. The study, reported in the Journal of Women’s Health, defined “Gulf War Illness”...

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Endometriosis can have a negative influence on women’s sexual life. The aim of the current study was to test a conceptual model considering the interrelated role of anxiety, depression, sleep quality, physical activity, BMI, stage of endometriosis, the intensity of dyspareunia and...

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Newswise — Research has shown that chronic pain is a major health concern with ever-increasing costs. But the burden is not equal, according to a study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The study, published in the Journal of Pain Research, shows that gender identity may play a more...

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A visceral pain example is endometriosis:

  • Often affects the intraabdominal organs
  • Can be within the wall of the uterus, affecting the uterine wall
  • Can be in the pelvic peritoneum
  • Has the capability to invade organs, causing an overlap of symptoms
  • Can be in the peritoneal layer of the...

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Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a term used to describe what was formerly known as vaginal atrophy, atrophic vaginitis, or urogenital atrophy. Although GSM-like symptoms occur in 15% of premenopausal women and 40% to 54% of postmenopausal women, the condition is associated with social...

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Newswise —  A multidisciplinary team at Loyola Medicine is launching a clinical research study to determine the most prevalent factors impacting young women’s pelvic health. The study, which includes a team of researchers in urogynecology, epidemiology and public health, urology, physical medicine...

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Newswise--Young adult women with a documented history of being maltreated as children report higher levels of pain than women not maltreated in childhood, according to a new study.

As adults, these young women, who averaged nearly 25 years of age, reported high intensity of pain, a greater number...

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Newswise — Women who undergo a hysterectomy are often prescribed at least twice as many opioids as they use – but there may be a simple way to change that.

The tool: Asking the patient to help decide how many opioids she needs.

Involving patients in decisions about hysterectomy pain management...

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