Do women with PPP have different pain thresholds than healthy women? via Contemporary OB/GYN

Written by: Bob Kronemyer Jan 17, 2019 A cross-sectional observational study has found that women with persistent pelvic pain (PPP), with or without confirmed endometriosis, have significant lower pain thresholds compared to healthy women. The Swedish study in the journal Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica assessed pain thresholds for heat, cold and pressure with quantitative sensory testing at … Continue reading Do women with PPP have different pain thresholds than healthy women? via Contemporary OB/GYN

Does the type of delivery influence the risk of pelvic floor disorders?

By Radhika Baitari January 12, 2019 Pelvic floor disorders are an issue of concern in women. Childbirth significantly increments the risk of pelvic floor disorders later in life. A recent study in the United States depicts how the mode of delivery can impact the risk of pelvic floor disorders in the future. Pelvic floor disorders … Continue reading Does the type of delivery influence the risk of pelvic floor disorders?

Dating with a chronic illness: When do I disclose? What if it changes the way they see me? via Washington Post

By Caroline Reilly via The Washington Post  January 9 at 7:00 AM My mom lightly shook my shoulders. Groggy, I sat up and looked down at the catheter bag hanging below me. I checked my phone: No notifications. He knew I was recovering, but I hadn’t filled him in on too many details. I texted him … Continue reading Dating with a chronic illness: When do I disclose? What if it changes the way they see me? via Washington Post

Liza of LoveKarmaFood Blog offering education and support to chronic pain sufferers

When I first began my blog [lovekarmafood] while I’d experienced several back surgeries, including a fusion and total left hip replacement for avascular necrosis, I had only been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I knew little about it and I was not only struggling with the diagnosis and what it meant, but the symptoms, which seemed to … Continue reading Liza of LoveKarmaFood Blog offering education and support to chronic pain sufferers