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Chronic pelvic pain in female

Dae Wook Lee, Chang Hun Lim, Jae Young Han, Woong Mo Kim
Chronic pelvic pain in women is a very annoying condition that is responsible for substantial suffering and medical expense. But dealing with this pain can be tough, because there are numerous possible causes for the pelvic pain such as urologic, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, neurologic, or musculoskeletal problems. Of these, musculoskeletal problem may be a primary cause of chronic pelvic pain in patients with a preceding trauma to the low back, pelvis, or lower extremities. Here, we report the case of a 54-year-old female patient with severe chronic pelvic pain after a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) accident that was successfully managed with image-guided trigger point injections on several pelvic stabilizing muscles...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Pain
Mohamed Fetohi, Sanaa Errarhay, Aziz Bazine, Tarikq Namad
BACKGROUND: Krukenberg tumor is a well-known ovarian metastasis, usually of signet ring cell carcinoma in female patients. In the literature, there are a few documented cases of ocular metastasis in patients with Krukenberg tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 35-year-old single Moroccan woman. She presented chronic pelvic pain, hematemesis and blurring of vision in the left eye. Clinical examination showed a pelvic mass and an exophthalmos with a divergent strabismus in the left eye...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
M Sillem, I Juhasz-Böss, I Klausmeier, S Mechsner, F Siedentopf, E Solomayer
Introduction: Pelvic pain is a common problem in gynaecological practice. It is often unclear whether definite causality exists between reported symptoms and objective clinical findings of the female genital tract, and medical or operative treatments do not always achieve long-term resolution of symptoms. Methods: This pilot study investigated 28 patients (age 20-65, median 36.5 years) from a gynaecology practice whose only clinical finding was painful pelvic floor muscle tightness. Following standardised gynaecological and physiotherapist examination, all patients received osteopathic treatment...
September 2016: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
Emmanuelle Chaleat-Valayer, Agnès Troncy, Marion Montané, Soline Bellaiche, Eric Berthonnaud
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this preliminary study is to analyze the biomechanical strategies of spine, pelvis and lower limbs (LL) with tridimensional motion analysis during stand-to-sit task, an understudied movement in the literature, however, source of questioning in clinical practice. OBSERVATIONS: One female and one male, healthy participants, (respectively 28 and 48 years old) were included without history of pathology and with normal pelvic incidences. Participants performed stand-to-sit movements on a stool without using their hands...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Jaime Alfaro-Alfaro, María de Los Ángeles Flores-Manzur, Roberto Nevarez-Bernal, Rodrigo Ayala-Yáñez
Laparoscopic myomectomy offers a real benefit to infertile patients with uterine fibroids and peritoneal adhesions. The procedure requires a skilled surgeon and laparoscopy technique to minimize adhesion formation and other proven benefits. Restrictions arise since this procedure requires power morcellation for fibroid tissue extraction. Two years ago, the Food and Drug Administration in the United States of America (FDA) issued the alert on power morcellation for uterine leiomyomas, addressing the risk of malignant cell spreading within the abdominal cavity (actual risk assessment from 1 in 360 to 1 in 7400 cases)...
2016: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A A De Graaff, J Van Lankveld, L J Smits, J J Van Beek, G A J Dunselman
STUDY QUESTION: To what extent are endometriosis and its related physical and mental symptoms associated with the perceived level of sexual functioning in women and their male partners? SUMMARY ANSWER: Dyspareunia and depressive symptoms are associated with impaired sexual functioning in women with endometriosis, whereas sexual functioning in their male partners is not affected. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Women with endometriosis suffer from more dyspareunia, lower sexual functioning, and lower quality of life...
September 12, 2016: Human Reproduction
Robert E Gutman, Charles R Rardin, Eric R Sokol, Catherine Matthews, Amy J Park, Cheryl B Iglesia, Roxana Geoffrion, Andrew I Sokol, Mickey Karram, Geoffrey W Cundiff, Joan L Blomquist, Matthew D Barber
BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in uterine conservation at the time of surgery for uterovaginal prolapse, but limited data compare different types of hysteropexy. OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare 1-year efficacy and safety of laparoscopic sacral hysteropexy and vaginal mesh hysteropexy. STUDY DESIGN: This multicenter, prospective parallel cohort study compared laparoscopic sacral hysteropexy to vaginal mesh hysteropexy at 8 institutions...
September 3, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Regula Doggweiler, Kristene E Whitmore, Jane M Meijlink, Marcus J Drake, Helena Frawley, Jørgen Nordling, Philip Hanno, Matthew O Fraser, Yukio Homma, Gustavo Garrido, Mario J Gomes, Sohier Elneil, Joop P van de Merwe, Alex T L Lin, Hikaru Tomoe
AIMS: Terms used in the field of chronic pelvic pain (CPP) are poorly defined and often confusing. An International Continence Society (ICS) Standard for Terminology in chronic pelvic pain syndromes (CPPS) has been developed with the aim of improving diagnosis and treatment of patients affected by chronic pelvic pain syndromes. The standard aims to facilitate research, enhance therapy development and support healthcare delivery, for healthcare providers, and patients. This document looks at the whole person and all the domains (organ systems) in a systematic way...
August 26, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Louise L Eenhuis, Marleen E de Lange, Anda D Samson, Olivier R C Busch
BACKGROUND Pelvic-abdominal actinomycosis is a rare chronic condition caused by an anaerobic, gram-negative rod-shaped commensal bacterium of the Actinomyces species. When Actinomyces becomes pathogenic, it frequently causes a chronic infection with granulomatous abscess formation with pus. Due to diversity in clinical and radiological presentation, actinomycosis can easily be mistaken for several other conditions. Peritonitis without preceding abscess formation caused by Actinomyces species has been described in only few cases before in literature...
2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Ashley Cannon, Svetlana Kurklinsky, Kimberly J Guthrie, Douglas L Riegert-Johnson
UNLABELLED: Objective. To describe the use of an advanced genetic testing technique, whole exome sequencing, to diagnose a patient and their family with a SCN9A channelopathy. Setting. Academic tertiary care center. Design. CASE REPORT: Case Report. A 61-year-old female with a history of acute facial pain, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and constipation was found to have a gain of function SCN9A mutation by whole exome sequencing. This mutation resulted in an SCN9A channelopathy that is most consistent with a diagnosis of paroxysmal extreme pain disorder...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Valirie Ndip Agbor, Tsi Njim, Leopold Ndemnge Aminde
BACKGROUND: Pyosalpinx as a cause of acute appendicitis is very rare. We report the first case of a right pyosalpinx causing an extrinsic compression of the appendiceal lumen and consequently an acute appendicitis following an obstruction. CASE PRESENTATION: A 32 year old female from the North west region of Cameroon, presented with an acute exacerbation of a mild chronic right iliac fossa pain over a 2 day duration. She underwent exploratory laparotomy and intraoperative findings were a bilateral pyosalpinx, with the right fallopian tube adhering to the caecum and the terminal ileum, and obstructing the lumen of an inflammed appendix...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Amy V Jones, James R F Hockley, Craig Hyde, Donal Gorman, Ana Sredic-Rhodes, James Bilsland, Gordon McMurray, Nicholas A Furlotte, Youna Hu, David A Hinds, Peter J Cox, Serena Scollen
Dysmenorrhea is a common chronic pelvic pain syndrome affecting women of childbearing potential. Family studies suggest that genetic background influences the severity of dysmenorrhea, but genetic predisposition and molecular mechanisms underlying dysmenorrhea are not understood. In this study, we conduct the first genome-wide association study to identify genetic factors associated with dysmenorrhea pain severity. A cohort of females of European descent (n = 11,891) aged 18 to 45 years rated their average dysmenorrhea pain severity...
November 2016: Pain
D Desseauve, S Proust, C Carlier-Guerin, C Rutten, F Pierre, X Fritel
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess long-term pelvic floor symptoms after an obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 237 cases of OASI (0.86% of deliveries) identified at Poitiers University Hospital between 2000 and 2011. Symptoms were assessed using validated self-administered questionnaires, including Female Pelvic Floor Questionnaire, Pescatori anal incontinence score, EuroQoL five-dimension score, and pain visual analogue scale (VAS)...
July 2016: Gynécologie, Obstétrique & Fertilité
Kaveri S Parker, Jan R Crowley, Alisa J Stephens-Shields, Adrie van Bokhoven, M Scott Lucia, H Henry Lai, Gerald L Andriole, Thomas M Hooton, Chris Mullins, Jeffrey P Henderson
Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a poorly understood syndrome affecting up to 6.5% of adult women in the U.S. The lack of broadly accepted objective laboratory markers for this condition hampers efforts to diagnose and treat this condition. To identify biochemical markers for IC/BPS, we applied mass spectrometry-based global metabolite profiling to urine specimens from a cohort of female IC/BPS subjects from the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network...
May 2016: EBioMedicine
Kandhari V K, Desai M M, Bava S S, Wade R N
INTRODUCTION: Chances of avascular necrosis of acetabulum are rare as it enjoys a rich blood supply. But cases of post - traumatic avascular necrosis of acetabulum following fracture of posterior column have been well documented. Importance of identifying and suspecting the avascular necrosis of acetabulum is essential in cases of failed fixation of fracture acetabulum, previously operated using extensile approach to acetabulum; either extended anterior ilio - femoral or tri - radiate approach...
October 2015: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Tim Weitkunat, Florian M Buck, Thorsten Jentzsch, Hans-Peter Simmen, Clément M L Werner, Georg Osterhoff
PURPOSE: Wearing high heels is associated with chronic pain of the neck, lower back and knees. The mechanisms behind this have not been fully understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of high-heeled shoes on the sagittal balance of the spine and the whole body in non-habitual wearers of high heels. METHODS: Lateral standing whole body low-dose radiographs were obtained from 23 female participants (age 29 ± 6 years) with and without high heels and radiological parameters describing the sagittal balance were quantified...
May 20, 2016: European Spine Journal
A Braundmeier-Fleming, Nathan T Russell, Wenbin Yang, Megan Y Nas, Ryan E Yaggie, Matthew Berry, Laurie Bachrach, Sarah C Flury, Darlene S Marko, Colleen B Bushell, Michael E Welge, Bryan A White, Anthony J Schaeffer, David J Klumpp
Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC) is associated with significant morbidity, yet underlying mechanisms and diagnostic biomarkers remain unknown. Pelvic organs exhibit neural crosstalk by convergence of visceral sensory pathways, and rodent studies demonstrate distinct bacterial pain phenotypes, suggesting that the microbiome modulates pelvic pain in IC. Stool samples were obtained from female IC patients and healthy controls, and symptom severity was determined by questionnaire. Operational taxonomic units (OTUs) were identified by16S rDNA sequence analysis...
2016: Scientific Reports
C N Davis-Kankanamge, J L Bercaw-Pratt, X M Santos, J E Dietrich
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the reproductive and gynecological concerns of young females with Crohn's disease. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective chart review of young females with Crohn's disease and gynecologic concerns at a large, urban tertiary children's hospital. INTERVENTIONS: none MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Documentation of abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, genital fistula, ulcer, or abscess. RESULTS: The majority (85...
April 20, 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
O Baraket, A Itaimi, W Triki, M Moussa, K Ayed, S Ben Hmida, A Haggari, B Kort, S Bouchoucha
The Abdominal Actinomycosis (AA) is a rare and often unrecognised suppurative chronic illness. The diagnosis is difficult. It can have a variety of clinical manifestations and can mimic a malignancy. It's established by histology of surgical biopsy. We report a case of a 58 years old woman admitted to our institution for a pain of the right iliac fossa with a mass. The diagnosis was established after surgical intervention and histological examination. The treatment was surgical resection and antibiotherapy by amoxcillin during 6 months...
May 2016: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
Sergio Eduardo Alonso Araujo, Victor Edmond Seid, Renato Moretti Marques, Mariano Tamura Vieira Gomes
For symptomatic deep infiltrating endometriosis, surgery is often required to achieve symptom relief and restore fertility. A minimally invasive approach using laparoscopy is considered the gold standard. However, specific limitations of the laparoscopic approach deep in the pelvis keep challenging even surgeons with a solid experience with minimally invasive techniques. Robotic surgery has the potential to compensate for technical drawbacks inherent in conventional laparoscopic surgery, such as limited degree of freedom, two-dimensional vision, and the fulcrum effect...
June 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
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