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Mar 13

Sex, Weight and Self after Baby

   For all the Ask Dr R queries about getting your self and your life back after childbirth… The beauty of motherhood and womanhood lies in the balance –      Losing Baby Weight Many women look back at their pre-baby clothes convinced they will never wear them again, but there is hope, because most do …

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Aug 22

Ask Dr R: painful sex- perineoplasty?

Painful sex after menopause Hello Dr. R, I am a 51 year old that has pain upon entry, visited my doctor and he is suggesting a perineoplasty, is that the same procedure as a Fenton’s?  Is there anything else that wouldn’t be as invasive? I do not want to take hormones and I am not …

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Jun 13

Ask Dr R: Pregnancy after urethral sling? Having second thoughts…

Urethral Sling & Pregnancy Can you have a Urethral Sling operation and still have a child afterwards?  What are the option and risks? I had one about a year ago, and am having second thoughts about another child.C Hello C, Some recent data shows that women have safely carried a baby to term and delivered vaginally …

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Jan 17

Ask Dr R – To operate or not to operate?

I am scheduled in two weeks for cystocele and rectocele repairs and I am getting very apprehensive about these surgeries..about 3 months ago I got very constipated due to the rectocele..this caused 2 anal fissures and for my hemorrhoids to get worse..i went to an awesome colorectal doctor who did the lateral sphincterotomy surgery and …

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Nov 07

Ask Dr R: Orgasm vanished after removal of troublesome IUD

Dr R, I had a IUD put in and caused pain and bleeding and swelling to my uterus after intercourse. I had to go to the emergency room. Now Ive had one small orgasam in six months since and it made me bleed bad. Did it damage something inside. Can I repair this. Im afraid …

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Oct 30

Ask Dr. R: 5 year marriage ruined by painful sex

For almost 5 years now I’ve only had sex with my husband about 4 times due to very painful sex.  I’ve tried physical therapy, estrogen treatments, and dilators.  I’m at my wits end.   I don’t know who to go to or talk to about this since it is a very sensitive subject.  It is …

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Oct 27

Ask Dr. R: Want to Volunteer in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

How do I volunteer for this? Linda McDermott, CNM, FNP Los Angeles CA Hello! To investigate volunteer options, go to www.hhi.harvard.edu and let them know you are interested in volunteering. This is the group I work with. Or you can check out http://www.theirc.org/volunteering, which also has an established DRC post, and a volunteer program! Best …

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Oct 27

Ask Dr. R: 32 year old new mother with perineal damage, fecal incontinence and sexual pain

Hi Dr. R., I was wondering if you could help me.  I’m 32, I delivered my first child after 2 years of trying (1 year with fert. treatments); suffered a 4th degree tear.  I have a very thin perineal wall left, my repair has broken down & I’m having issues with fecal incont.  I have …

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Oct 27

Ask Dr. R: painful sex, PCOS, tilted uterus, vaginal septum

Hi Dr. Romanzi, I’m a 25 y/o female and have always had pain during sexual penetration. I have PCOS and a retroverted uterus, and am wondering if there might be a connection among those factors. Additionally, I had a transverse vaginal septum that was surgically severed 5 years ago. I was wondering if a physical …

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Oct 27

Ask Dr. R: Lichen planus and bladder irritability ruining 45 years of marital bliss

65 year old female married 45 years, dropped bladder; lichen planus of vaginal opening experiencing decreased ability to urinate; discomfort; fullness of bladder/stomach AFTER ORGASM. To ease discomfort next day I rest with pelvis tilted up while lying on my back & feel “normal” again.  Exercise? Surgery? Medication? Is lichen planus catchy? Thinking of giving …

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