womens health Articles
How your Vagina is supposed to Smell
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Fish taco. Crotch mackerel. Cod canal. Tuna town. With these common snipes at the vagina, is it any wonder that women worry about how they smell Not to mention that every single drugstore across the land houses shelves full of feminine hygiene products euphemistically pointing ou... Read more
The Case of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Saturday, November 15th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By StaceyAnheier Patient History Elena is a 35-year-old female who was referred to pelvic floor physical therapy by her obgyn with a diagnosis of prolapse. Want more information on a prolapse diagnosis Check out a detailed blog post on the topic here. Elenas chief complaints stem... Read more
2014 IPPS Conference Must-Read Nuggets: Part II
Saturday, November 8th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Last week we brought you our first round of must-read nuggets from the 2014 IPPS Conference in Chicago, this week were offering up the second round. Allison heard Andrew Goldstein, M.D. discuss The Role of Combined Hormonal Contraceptives and Vulvodynia. Dr. Goldstein argues that... Read more
2014 IPPS Conference Must-Read Nuggets: Part II
Saturday, November 8th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Last week we brought you our first round of must-read nuggets from the 2014 IPPS Conference in Chicago, this week were offering up the second round. Allison heard Andrew Goldstein, M.D. discuss The Role of Combined Hormonal Contraceptives and Vulvodynia. Dr. Goldstein argues that... Read more
2014 IPPS Conference Must-Read Nuggets: Part I
Friday, October 31st, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Last week our staff attended the 2014 Annual Meeting of the International Pelvic Pain Society IPPS in Chicago. During its nearly 20-year existence the IPPS has been a major driver of the progress made in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain. And what makes the Annual Meeting of t... Read more
How to Not Freak out during a Flare
Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Its. Just. A. Flare. Four little words that pack a lot of power for me, because they instantly put the brakes on an impending panic attack. This wasnt always the case. Used to be that when Id have a flare-up of my pelvic pain symptoms, it would devastate me sending me into a pani... Read more
Roundup: What Top Pelvic Health Bloggers are Talking About
Saturday, October 18th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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A gynos ad for Viagra; lessons about life with pelvic pain; overcoming treatment roadblocks; and vagina therapy these are among the blog posts that some of our favorite pelvic health bloggers have posted in the past few weeks. In this blog we offer a roundup of these and other no... Read more
Can Essential Oils Help my Pelvic Pain?
Friday, October 10th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Guest Blogger Liz Palmer Pelvic floor discomfort is literally a pain in the ass. The journey from disease to health can be long and frustrating, especially in a culture where doctors shrug their shoulders at pelvic pain. Taking advantage of holistic modalities can make the pil... Read more
Taking a Closer Look at Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Saturday, October 4th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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One of the jobs of the pelvic floor in women is to support the organs of the pelvis. But for a variety of reasons the muscle and fascia that offer that support can weaken, and when it does these organs can descend into the vagina causing a myriad of symptoms. This condition is kn... Read more
PGAD: Separating Fact from Fiction
Friday, September 26th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder or PGAD is a condition thats been sensationalized in the media for years with headlines like Nurse has 100 Orgasms a Day. Back in 2012, a few news organizations did cover the condition in a more thoughtful manner after a woman suffering from PG... Read more
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