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Will A Hysterectomy Cure Endometriosis?

Have you ever read horror stories about women who had their “endometriosis come back” after a total hysterectomy (uterus, ovaries, and cervix removed)?  These women wanted their endometriosis pain gone once and for all, so they underwent a hysterectomy hoping Read More…

Posted in Adhesions, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Periods/Menstruation, Surgery

The Wonders of Epsom Salt

If you have pain from Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, generalized pelvic pain, lower back pain, or other sore muscles that are not even related to gynecology, try taking a warm Epsom salt bath.  Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of

Posted in Anxiety, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Treatments

Yoga May Help Female Sexual Dysfunction

When we think of the term “sexual dysfunction,” we usually think of male dysfunction.  But sexual dysfunction in women is just as common and just as important, yet it receives such little attention.  Women who experience sexual dysfunction may struggle

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Painful Intercourse, Pelvic Floor Muscles

Why Lower Back Pain May Accompany Gynecological Issues

Lower back pain often accompanies menstruation and ovulation.  But have you ever wondered why your back hurts when the problem is in your pelvic area? In your body there are muscles and ligaments that hold the uterus in place.  We

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms, Treatments

The Bladder; A Diagram of Anatomy and Treatment, Part 3 of 3.

This is the third segment of our blog topic, “The Bladder; A Diagram of Anatomy and Treatment.”  In the previous blog entry we began listing forms of treatment, which are listed in this diagram in parenthesis.  In the previous post

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, overactive bladder, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments

The Bladder; A Diagram of Anatomy and Treatment– Part 2 of 3

In the last blog we talked about the basic anatomy of the bladder and how it communicates with the brain to properly function.  Today, using the same diagram, we’re going to look at some treatments that are used to target

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, overactive bladder, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

The Bladder; A Diagram of Anatomy– Part 1 of 3

This blog is going to the be the first in a series.  There will be three blogs about bladder anatomy, treatment, and medication, the fourth blog will be about the relationship between your bladder and estrogen, and then the fifth

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Resources, Uncategorized

Is Interstitial Cystitis a Form of Overactive Bladder?

Overactive Bladder causes frequent voiding, night time voiding, urgency, and the feeling of needing to urinate immediately after finishing. Many people who have Overactive Bladder might first think they have a bladder or urinary tract infection because Read More…

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, overactive bladder, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Symptoms

Pfilates and the Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor is a general term to describe all the muscles, ligaments, nerves, and connective tissue in your pelvic area; they support your uterus, bladder, and bowel. The pelvic floor is in charge of making sure the appropriate muscles

Posted in Pelvic Floor Muscles, Pelvic Floor Pilates

What is the pelvic floor and why is it important?

The pelvic floor is a term to describe the group of muscles in your pelvis that attach to all sides of your pelvic bone. These muscles support all the organs in your pelvis including your uterus, bladder and rectum by

Posted in Hysterectomy, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Pelvic Floor Pilates

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