The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) designated May as the official Pelvic Pain Awareness Month. What is chronic pelvic pain? According to the IPPS, “CPP is any pelvic pain that lasts for more than six months and occurs in the pelvis or lower abdomen. Sometimes the cause of the pain is not obvious. At other [...]
What does post-prostatectomy mean? Post-prostatectomy refers to the period after a surgical procedure called prostatectomy, which involves the removal of the prostate gland. The surgery is typically done to treat prostate cancer, but it can be done for other medical reasons involving the prostate. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the patient's age, general [...]
Do you feel a heaviness or a dragging sensation in the vagina, or do you feel that something is dropping down or falling out? Is it worse after exercise or at the end of the day? If so, do not be afraid. This is not an uncommon problem among women, but it is something that [...]
“At this point in my life, beaming confidence is largely a matter of mind over bladder control” — Josh Stern Do you control your bladder or does your bladder control you? Do you avoid outings when there is limited access to a bathroom? Do you have severe urges to urinate and have difficulty [...]
Pain. I couldn’t explain it. It hurt when I pee; I had swelling down there; it hurt to be intimate with my husband. Normally a very social person, my life revolved around doctors appointments that told me the same thing: nothing was wrong with me. Was I crazy? Was this pain just in my head? [...]
Before I see my new patient for the first time - I suspect that they are feeling quite anxious or nervous of visiting with a Women’s/Men’s Health Therapist for the first time. I know that my role is to ease their mind during the intake process which includes going over their intake form and the [...]
Support Dry Needling by PTs in AZ. Dry Needling is a safe and effective therapeutic intervention that has been used by PTs in AZ for over 30 years. http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/dry-needling-what-it-is--who-helps
www.iffgd.org International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. 1-888-964-2001. Informs, assists and supports people affected by gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.
www.nafc.org This is the National Association for Continence website. 1-800-BLADDER. www.niddk.nih.gov National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases- Department of Health and Human Services. (800) 891-5388 for Let’s Talk about Bladder Control for Women. (301) 907-8906 for Patient Education Materials.
www.ustoo.com The mission of Us TOO is to help men and their families make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection and treatment through support, education and advocacy. Provides free information, materials and peer-to-peer support.