Pain is transmitted by afferent nerves from skin, organs, muscle, and other related structures in the lower abdomen and pelvis, while muscle spasm can be maintained by efferent nerves. These nerves are modulated centrally in the nervous system and can become upregulated with subsequent sensitization of the end organ. By injecting the nerves with local anesthetic, we effectively block this process. If we are accurate, the pain resolves, even if temporarily.
When sex gives more pain than pleasure
Injection therapy for urologic chronic pelvic pain: Lessons learned
Pelvic organ prolapse involve a dropping down prolapse of the bladder, urethra, small intestine, rectum, uterus, or vagina caused by weakness of or injury to the ligaments, connective tissue, and muscles of the pelvis. Women may feel pressure that feels as if something is bulging out of their vagina or they are sitting on a ball, or they may have a sense of fullness in their pelvis or problems with urination or bowel movements. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs only in women and become more common as women age. During their lifetime, about 1 of 11 women needs surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. The pelvic floor is a network of muscles, ligaments, and tissues that act like a hammock to support the organs of the pelvis: the uterus, vagina, bladder, urethra, and rectum. If the muscles become weak or the ligaments or tissues are stretched or damaged, the pelvic organs or small intestine may drop down and protrude prolapse into the vagina.
What Does a Bruised Cervix Feel Like and How Is It Treated?
Vaginitis refers to any inflammation of the vagina. Inflammation may be infectious or noninfectious. It's common in women of all ages. One-third of women have at least one form of vaginitis at some time during their lives.
Harvard Health Ad Watch: Aches, pains, and muscle cramps — do well-advertised remedies actually work? American Heart Association issues statement on cardiovascular side effects from hormonal therapy for prostate cancer. This condition not only saps sexual desire and enjoyment, it can also strain relationships and erode quality of life in general. For postmenopausal women, dyspareunia may also raise concerns about aging and body image.