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Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections: the proverbial ring of fire

In Female Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast9 Comments

  Urinary tract infections (UTI) are considered to be the most common bacterial infection in humans, costing the US health care system about $1.6 billion dollars per year.  These infections plague millions of people at some point or another throughout the lifetime. In fact, some research suggests that a female’s lifetime risk of getting one is as high as 1 …

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Where’s the Yeast? When pelvic floor dysfunction mimics yeast infections

In Female Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast41 Comments

  Vaginal yeast infections aka candidiasis, are an uncomfortable and common issue that many women find themselves dealing with at some point. Three out of four women will experience at least one vaginal yeast infection in their lifetimes-many will experience two or more. If you’ve had one you know that the symptoms can be enough to drive you crazy: -severe …

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Find IC/Bladder Pain Support

In Stress Urinary Incontinence by Stephanie and Liz Prendergast and Rummer1 Comment

In the coming months we plan to cover issues related to IC/bladder pain on this blog. In the meantime,  we wanted to call your attention to a great resource for those struggling to find support for and gather information about this often complex pelvic pain-related issue. The IC/Bladder Pain Network, provides support for millions of men and women around the …