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Do Oral Contraceptive Pills Cause Vulvodynia?

In Female Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast5 Comments

by Guest Bloggers: Dr. Andrew T. Goldstein, Dr. Jill Krapf, Zoe Belkin The debate about the role of oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) in vulvodynia has been underway for almost two decades. More than a dozen different research articles have been written on the topic, both supporting and refuting the association. In this article we will examine this very important issue. …

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Shedding Light on Male Pelvic Pain and Sexual Dysfunction

In Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast16 Comments

Guest blogger Dr. Jeannette Potts, of Vista Urology and Pelvic Pain Partners, has a great deal of experience treating male pelvic pain. In this post, she sheds some light on sexual dysfunction associated with male pelvic pain. The continued misuse of the generic diagnosis, “prostatitis,” remains a disservice to the vast majority of patients suffering from pelvic and genital pain …

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Voiding Problems in Children: Pelvic Floor PT can Help

In Uncategorized by Stephanie Prendergast6 Comments

PHRC is now offering pediatric pelvic floor PT at its Berkeley and San Francisco locations. This blog post is dedicated to explaining both the voiding problems that lead children to pelvic floor PT and how PT can help. Many children suffer from bladder/bowel voiding dysfunction. In fact, 20% of all pediatric visits are for incontinence problems. The umbrella term for …