If left untreated chlamydia could cause sterility (Silverstein et al., 2006). Chlamydia often affects women’s internal reproductive organs (Woods, 2003). Because chlamydia often has no symptoms time is given to the bacteria to spread. It often can result in pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). In fact 50% of women with untreated chlamydia will develop PID (Dougherty, 2010). “PID is a leading cause of chronic pelvic pain, internal abscess formation, and infertility in women” (Kolesnikow, 2004). Some symptoms of PID may include lower abdominal pain, fever, vaginal discharge, painful urination, painful intercourse, and bleeding in between menstrual cycles (Breguet, 2007). These are very real and potentially severe consequences for something that a young woman may not know she even has.
Is the pain, “All in my Head”, or is it something else? A Research Proposal Heather Brown English 102 Class 34055 Lesson 8: A Research Proposal Instructor: Susan Rockwell 31, December, 2011 Brown 2 Heather Brown English 102 Class 34055 Lesson 8: A Research Proposal Instructor: Susan Rockwell 31, December, 2011 Interstitial Cystitis(IC)/Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) Is the pain, “All in my Head”, or is it something else? It is estimated that over 3.3 million U.S. women, or 2.7 percent, who are 18 years of age or older have pelvic pain and other symptoms, such as urinary urgency or frequency, that are associated with IC/PBS.
Female Sexual Arousal Disorder Women have low sexual desire. Of the female sexual dysfunctions, the most common involve an absence of sexual interest and eagerness to be sexual. Also, one's desire for sex might be intact, but they have difficulty with arousal or are incapable of becoming aroused or maintain arousal during sexual activity. Another female sexual dysfunction is in the orgasmic (physical) disorder where the individual has persistent, repetitive trouble in achieving climax after an adequate sexual excitement and ongoing stimulation. Sexual pain disorder is another form of female sexual arousal disorder contributing to an individual who has persistent pain that associated with vaginal contact and sexual stimulation (LeVay & Baldwin,
Vulvovaginitis: If you develop an infection or excessive inflammation of the vagina or vulva tissues, you can be diagnosed with a common condition called vulvovaginitis. This condition has a number of causes, including poor hygiene, bacteria, viruses, yeasts and sexually transmitted diseases. Symptoms of vulvovaginitis can include vaginal itching and inflammation, abnormal vaginal discharge, urinary discomfort or unpleasant vaginal odor. Treatment of this condition typically involves the use of antifungal or antibiotic medications (oral or
Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder Being sexually intimate with a partner is something that most women don’t have to worry about. Yet, for those that suffer from genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder, being sexually intimate can be a major source of worry. Women who suffer from genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder have a fear or aversion of penetration during vaginal intercourse and suffer from involuntary contracting of the pelvic floor muscles and intense pain in anticipation of, during, or after vaginal intercourse. (American Psychiatric Association, 2013) The exact number of women suffering from this disorder is not known, but it is believed that genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder affects about 15% of women in the
Diagnosis: Provide a complete DSM 5 nonaxial diagnosis (using ICD-10 codes) and include a rationale for each diagnosis given. F52.6 Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder, Lifelong, Severe. Rationale: Client has recurrent marked vulvovaginal pain with penetration attempts, the first being on her wedding night. Continued fear and anxiety about vulvovaginal pain in
Dyspareunia, vaginismus and vulvodanya. Duspareunia is caused by lack of lubrication in women and genital infections in men. Vaginismus is a recurrent, involuntary spasm of muscles in outer third of vagina that interferes with sexual intercourse. This is caused by fear of penile and vaginal penetration during intimacy. Vulvodanya is referred to as pain in the vulva and burning sensations during stimulation. Pelvic floor dysfunction can also be considered as a sexual pain disorder. Pelvic floor dysfunctions are the incapacity to control the muscles of your pelvic floor thus, creating pelvic pain. Pelvic floor dysfunction can result in a loss of sexual desire or libido. “The pelvic floor also allows for pregnancy and parturition” (Aschkenazi and Goldberg 2009). Pelvic floor dysfunctions cease reproduction, and the ability to
It is estimated that between 30 and 40 percent of all women experience some form of stress incontinence and/or female sexual dysfunction. Incontinence is the involuntary excretion of bladder contents, which often surfaces after childbirth, as the process of giving birth can weaken the tissues around the bladder. Female sexual dysfunction can appear at any age and often presents itself as a lack of sexual pleasure or even pain during intercourse. Unfortunately, in the past, the treatments for these conditions have been unsatisfactory, expensive and with potential side effects.
Abstract The old adage that age is a bliss may not be necessarily true in light of the complexities that the elderly face in their old age. Fundamentally, the elderly tend to experience a range of changes in their bodies as they age. From the onset of menopause to the rest
There were five weekly assessments. The women reported their symptoms of anxiety, depression, and sexual function on a weekly basis. To study pain and sexual avoidance, the participants were given the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and the Profile of Female Sexual Function (PFSF). For the first assessment, the women were given instructions to answer online surveys using the Remark Web Survey 5.0. Afterwards, they were asked to complete the next tri-weekly questionnaires at home. Then, the participants returned to the lab to complete the last assessment.
Sexual Dysfunction is the loss or impairment of the ordinary physical responses of sexual function. Women are usually unable to reach an orgasm, which is called female sexual arousal disorder. It once was called impotence but was rejected because it was too judgmental. When men are unable to attain or
chronic pelvic pain may happen amid feminine cycle, intercourse, while having a solid discharge, or essentially exist constantly. In a few ladies, the pain exists alongside other painful conditions, for example, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, kidney stones, vulvodynia, fibromyalgia and migraine headache pains. Various tests can help your specialist discover the reason for your pain.These may incorporate blood tests, urologic tests or X-beams. At times, your specialist may need to perform minor surgery, for example, laparoscopy (a methodology in which a thin lighted tube is embedded in the stomach area so the specialist can take a look at your pelvic
Women 's health has always been sort of a tricky subject to tackle because it is such a broad scope of all it can entail. There are many different subtopics that the general term of women 's health absorbs, from what happens when a young girl hits puberty all the way to the issues an aging women has post-menopause and throughout her later years. In this paper we choose to explore the vaginal health issues of women 's health. There are a myriad of feminine issues that can affect overall vaginal health, to include yeast infections, bacterial infections, and a host of STI 's (sexually transmitted infections) or STD 's (sexually transmitted diseases); some can seem serious and even arouse fear or embarrassment because of the symptoms one
Pain while in sexual intercourse is one of the very regular symptoms of VVA reported by postmenopausal women. Intrarosa offers an additional treatment choice for women looking for relief of dyspareunia induced by VVA.
Sexual Response Cycle There are specific changes that occur in the body of men and women when they are sexually aroused known as sexual response cycle. The cycle occurs in various phases that can be different or similar in women and men. The general characteristic of the sexual response cycle is vasocongestion and myotonia. Vasocongsetion refers to swelling of the tissues in genital areas with a lot of blood. This results to an erection of the penis in men and the swelling of the tissues that are located around the opening of the vagina. Nipples, testes, ear lobes also undergo swelling as a result of dilation of blood vessels located in these areas. Myotonia refers to tension in muscles that often results to grimaces in the face, spasms within the handsand feet as well as spasms in an organism (Cleveland clinic, 2013).This is despite the fact that there are major differences between men and women compared to their similarities. The paper will look at the phases in sexual response cycle for women and men. It will also look at the changes that occur in the body of men and women during the phases of the sexual response cycle. It further looks at the similarities that exist in these phases of the sexual response cycle in men and women.