Male Pelvic Pain

Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) / Prostatodynia

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Male Pelvic Pain

In men, the source of chronic pain in the pelvic region is often the prostate gland. Surrounding the urethra, the prostate gland—about the size of a walnut—is located below the bladder. Its function is to secrete fluid in the semen that provides protection for sperm.Pelvic congestion syndrome is a chronic condition that affects women and men and can be a cause of chronic pelvic pain. In CPPS, the pain continues even after the infection has been resolved. Consequently, CPPS is sometimes called Chronic Non-Bacterial Prostatitis, Category III Chronic Prostatitis and was formerly known as...

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Male Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises or Kegels for Men!

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Male Pelvic Pain

Featured today in the NY Times! Contracting your pelvic floor muscles can help improve sexual function, bowel and bladder function, supports the low back, and a well-trained pelvic physical therapist can teach you how to properly perform them! Click here to read more      

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International Continence Society Conference 2013 in Barcelona

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Continence, Male Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction, Protatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain, Pudendal Neuropathy, Visceral Pain, Vulvodynia

Just attended a phone conference review of all of the new research presented at the International Continence Society 2013 in Barcelona. Some interesting research topics included: levator ani defects found in 13-39% women after vaginal delivery and MRI studies show that post partum women with levator ani defects at 6 months post partum may recover on their own yet some remain with major defects; patients with urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse who demonstrated severely weak or absent pelvic floor muscle contraction upon vaginal palpation and after being trained in proper...

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