Beginners’ Guide to Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises
There are questions that come up around the topic of pelvic floor muscle exercises. Here at Pelvic Guru, the most common questions we receive are: Where are the pelvic floor…Read More
Ketamine Infusion for Pelvic Pain. What is it?
The topic of Ketamine infusions can elicit some strong concerns. Some clinicians are familiar with a type of infusion known as “Ketamine comas,” in which people are placed in a medical coma and stay in an ICU for treatment. This is often viewed as quite extreme, and risky; and leaves many wondering the efficacy of such a treatment when the patient is not actively participating in recovery from a brain/pain connection. For clarification, the coma is not the only protocol available. Ketamine infusions can involve: 1. Outpatient “awake” protocol 2. Low-dose inpatient protocol 3. Ketamine coma. (In addition, there are now physicians who prescribe compounded ointments with Ketamine as one of the medications. This is not the same as an infusion. There’s not enough data at this time about efficacy and safety of this approach with topicals.) Our guest blogger, Dr. Allison Wells, MD, is sharing information about the outpatient procedure. ~ Tracy Sher of Pelvic GuruRead More
Pelvic Guru and Social Media – Daily Posts
Did you know that we post regular updates on the latest news and happenings in the world of pelvic health on Facebook and Twitter? (On occasion, LinkedIn and possibly soon…Read More
Bladder Pain and Bowel Issues – Oy! IPPS Conference Highlights
Bladder Pain and Bowel Issues – Oy! Highlights on these topics from the International Pelvic Pain Society Conference in Orlando, FL, October 17-20, 2013. The 2013 International Pelvic Pain Society…Read More
The Ultimate Pelvic Anatomy Resource
Articles, Links, and Videos, Oh My! Ever wanted a resource with articles, pictures, and videos of pelvic anatomy all in the same place? Here it is! I’ve been putting this…Read More
Toilet Talk: Things You Should Know, But Probably Don’t.
Parents can relate to the fact that we spend a lot of time potty training children. However, that’s likely the only time we experience “toilet talk”. When I provide basic…Read More
Egg-citing Pictures! Egg Released During Ovulation.
These pictures are incredible! (First time seen clearly on a human female). This was captured by Dr. Jacques Donnez (2008) while he performed a laparoscopic hysterectomy on a 45-year-old female.…Read More
Ovarian Cancer: Twitter Trends
September was officially Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, but the awareness should go on all year. Here’s the latest trending of “hot topics” regarding #ovarian cancer on Twitter in the month…Read More
Pelvic Floor, Prolapse, and Transvaginal Mesh Complications. What’s the Connection?
Featured guest article, by Elizabeth Carrollton who writes about defective medical devices and dangerous drugs for Drugwatch. How to Keep Your Pelvic Floor Healthy and Strong The pelvic floor is an essential…Read More