Female Cancer

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.

29 May, 2012

GYN Cancer Recovery Advice: A Survivor’s Powerful Message

2017-02-25T15:06:38+00:00 May 29th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Pelvic Guru is excited to share GYN cancer recovery advice from a patient's perspective. The words of wisdom are from a strong, wonderful woman who has gone through a comprehensive treatment plan including surgery, chemotherapy and

17 May, 2012

Ovarian Cancer and Exercise? Yes!

2017-02-25T15:06:38+00:00 May 17th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

“Generally, a woman has the same treatment schedule and will feel good at certain times during the chemotherapy cycle. When she is feeling strong enough to exercise, she should. If she is not feeling well,

3 May, 2012

Gynecologic Cancer – The Radiation Elephant in the Room

2017-02-25T15:06:38+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |3 Comments

Gynecologic cancers include malignancies of the female genital tract involving the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, Fallopian tubes or ovaries. A common treatment involves radiation therapy (also known as radiotherapy). Radiation therapy involves treatment with high

22 Apr, 2012

Desire Love and Intimacy, But Can’t Have Intercourse?

2017-02-25T15:06:38+00:00 April 22nd, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Desire Love and Intimacy, But Can't Have Intercourse?

It is with great passion and sincere hope that I share this website link with you. There are so many patients we touch every day who crave love and intimacy, but feel isolated and alone because they cannot tolerate having full sexual intercourse. This happens to both men and women. For example-  Some male patients have severely painful ejaculations or pain with any touch to the genitals; while women may not be able to tolerate vaginal penetration at all due to pain or adhesions/scarring from gyn radiation therapy. This is real, but we can help.  If an individual's goal is to have full sexual intercourse, then we want to aim treatment at achieving this. However, just remember that it may not be an end goal OR it just may not be realistic for that individual. Here's another option.

This will continue to be a hot topic we will further explore in additional postings. 

Here's another link for the ABC story featuring this website: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/cancer-survivor-creates-website-sex-love/story?id=14285437&page=2#.T5S3UO33DPA

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