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Heard About Vaginismus?

Pelvic Floor Exercises Vaginismus Women's Health

Both sexually experienced and inexperienced women can develop vaginismus. Primary vaginismus occurs when a woman has never, at any time, been able to have pain-free intercourse. They often are unable to insert anything: the doctor's finger or speculum, when they need a Pap smear or vaginal examination; their own or partner's finger; or even a tampon. Secondary vaginismus occurs when a woman who previously has enjoyed intercourse without pain, develops the condition later. It can be triggered by a traumatic experience like a difficult child birth, sexual assault or painful experiences with intercourse due to underlying conditions such endometriosis, pelvic...

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Cervicitis: What is it?

Cervicitis Women's Health

Cervicitis: What is it?

    What’s Cervicitis?  Cervicitis is inflammation of the cervix that can affect almost half of all women at some time during their lives. What Causes Cervicitis? Causes include infections such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis. Infections with viruses such as herpes simplex virus (HSV) or human papillomavirus (HPV). Bacteria such as staphylococcus and streptococcus are other causes. Sometimes a foreign body such as an intrauterine device (IUD) or a forgotten tampon, diaphragm, or pessary can lead to cervicitis. Other risk factors include being age, sexual behaviour or a history of sexually transmitted disease. Symptoms of Cervicitis? Cervicitis may not...

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An Overactive Bladder… 

Men's Health OAB Urinary Incontinence Women's Health

An Overactive Bladder… 

An Overactive Bladder sometimes resulting in (urgency) incontinence is a common affliction amongst us. Almost 1 out of 6  of us are affected by Overactive Bladder at some stage in our lives.   What is an Overactive Bladder?  An Overactive Bladder is a bladder that contracts without conscious control of our urinary organs creating the sense to urinate and frequently or termed Urinary Urgency.  A telling sign is when you wake up frequently at night to venture toward the bathroom.  It is generally the interrupted sleep that becomes the compelling factor to see a medical practitioner. What causes Overactive Bladder?...

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