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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 States and Canada.  Who else hopes the funding dollars are there to support these (crossing fingers)!? Let’s face it: pelvic…

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There are different reasons to use vaginal dilators. This particular post focuses on providing dilator information for women facing fear, anxiety, and/or pain with regard to vaginal touch, finger insertion, gynecology exams, use of tampons, and intercourse. My quest to find valuable, comprehensive resources for a guide for dilator use fell short. This is particularly…

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Have you ever heard of pelvic physical therapy before? Many have not, but this specialty can be a crucial part of someone’s complete medical care – for women, men, and even children. As one my patients recently said,  “I had no idea this sort of thing exists, but I’m sure glad I found it because…

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What’s the Issue? Recently, a CrossFit video, entitled, ‘CrossFit – Do You Pee During Workouts?’ was released on YouTube. CrossFit participants were interviewed at the Central East Regional competition.  “CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other…

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Articles, Links, and Videos, Oh My! Ever wanted a resource with articles, pictures, and videos of pelvic anatomy all int he same place? Here it is! I’ve been putting this together for a while and am very excited to share this with you! This resource will evolve and update as new, exciting links are found.…

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It might surprise you to learn that what your diet might be having a very significant impact on your pelvic pain.  Let me explain this idea by telling you a story. The other day, I was having lunch with my family in the city when I got a phone call from a former patient of…

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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 muscle group, supporting pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus and rectum, as well as contributing to core strength and balance. Childbirth is easier and recovery…

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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 radiation to fight stage 3 endometrial cancer. She has taken a very dedicated, proactive approach to recovery and is doing…

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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 energy rays (such as x-rays) with the intent to shrink or kill cancer cells. The Radiation Elephant in the Room:…

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Painful intercourse (Dyspareunia)   The medical term for painful intercourse is dyspareunia (dis-puh-ROO-ne-uh) — which is defined as persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during or after intercourse. ~ Mayo Clinic Unfortunately, it is difficult to know the exact prevalence of dyspareunia with studies showing ranges from 7% to 60%, depending on…

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