Bladder Pain/IC

20 May, 2016

Ketamine Infusion for Pelvic Pain. What is it?

2017-10-18T10:47:12+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

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 Guru

13 Feb, 2016

Find a Pelvic Health Professional: Ultimate Directory

2017-11-15T11:04:27+00:00 February 13th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |30 Comments

On a regular basis, we receive numerous requests to find pelvic health professionals in all areas of the world. The types of professionals on these lists include pelvic physical therapists, physicians, nurses and more.

3 Feb, 2014

Kegels and Comedy? Meet Gusset Grippers.

2017-06-03T15:06:20+00:00 February 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , |3 Comments

Meet Gusset Grippers. Stand-up comedy about 'wee', 'pish', and 'banging on'. The 1st Pelvic Professional Spotlight MEET GUSSET GRIPPERS! Who is Elaine Miller, A.K.A Gussie Grips, Gusset Grippers? Usually, discussing matters of urinary incontinence and

17 Nov, 2013

Bladder Pain and Bowel Issues – Oy! IPPS Conference Highlight Series, Part 1

2017-02-25T15:06:31+00:00 November 17th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |5 Comments

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 (IPPS) Conference was highly anticipated

23 Oct, 2013

Pelvic Pain Research: What’s Happening and Who’s Recruiting?

2017-02-25T15:06:31+00:00 October 23rd, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Pelvic pain research "nerd alert". You have been warned! Here's a sampling of some of the great research projects and trials (primarily pelvic pain with some others sprinkled in) listed as CURRENTLY recruiting subjects in the United

5 Nov, 2012

Toilet Talk: Things You Should Know, But Probably Don’t.

2017-10-11T17:34:45+00:00 November 5th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |20 Comments

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 bowel and bladder tips to

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