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Addressing Vaginal Dryness: what you need and what products are legit.

Many women have vaginal dryness with menopause, when they are breastfeeding, or with long term oral contraceptive use.  There are a lot of products out there, claiming they can help.  Let’s break down the products and discuss which ones are…

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What is Pelvic Dysfunction?

There is more and more buzz on social media regarding the pelvic floor, which is really wonderful.  But let's break down what it means to have pelvic dysfunction and why you may need a pelvic PT.  Weakness of the structures…

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Citoridynia: AKA Pain in the clitoris

Yes, it is a mouthful, and sounds something like a prehistoric animal.  But,  it is a very disturbing condition that many women suffer from and it is often mis-diagnosed or mis-treated. The clitoris is a powerful organ of sexual pleasure.…

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Pain: Part 3 Lifestyle

Overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system can continue the vicious cycle of pain.  Our body feels threatened and our brain continues in the fight or flight protection.  This can cause long-term health concerns beyond the pain that you are experiencing. …

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Pain: The sensitive nervous system, understanding is everything.

As pelvic floor physical therapists, we see many people who have pain—sometimes it Is new pain like after surgery or delivering a baby.  Sometimes it is persistent pain that has stuck around for months or years.  We spend a lot…

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Take Care Down There: Lichen sclerosus symptoms and management.

Lichens...What??? I thought that grows on rocks, not my vagina. Lichen sclerosus is a skin condition that comes from the term lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA), which literally means white-spot disease. It is diagnosed by visual inspection of the skin…

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