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Vaginal Dilators for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

January 14, 2016

Dyspareunia or pain with intercourse can be caused by a number of sources. If you are having pain with intercourse, it is important to see your gynecologist or urogynecologist to discuss your symptoms and to undergo a pelvic exam to see what is causing your pain. Some common causes for pain with intercourse include vaginal dryness in post-menopausal women, pelvic […]

Patients begin with the narrowest dilator size and slowly increase in size over time. This allows for a slight expansion and relaxation of the vaginal walls. The dilator is placed inside the vagina daily for 10-15 minutes a day. Use should never be painful. Using the stimulation helps to further relax the pelvic floor muscles. Dilators may be used in […]

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

June 5, 2015

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is often used in the treatment of a wide variety of Conditions. The condition that is most responsive to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction where over contractility of the pelvic floor muscles causes symptoms such as Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS), Overactive Bladder (OAB),constipation, dyspareunia (painful intercourse), urinary obstruction, and vulvodynia (pain referred to […]

What is Dyspareunia?

March 27, 2013

Dyspareunia is persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs before during or after intercourse. Causes may be physical or psychological in origin. A thorough patient history, pelvic exam and sometimes imaging such as ultrasound or CT may be utilized to determine the cause. Symptoms vary depending on the origin or the pain. Pain may occur upon entry or with shallow […]

Community Support for Women with Pelvic Floor Disorders

May 10, 2012

While pelvic floor disorders (PFD) such as pelvic organ prolapse, bladder control and bowel control problems are not commonly talked about, many women experience these conditions. The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) is a physician-based organization founded in 1979 which offers an online community for women with PFD. You can join the conversation, ask physician experts questions and read about other […]

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