Tag Archive: dyspareunia

Sep 06

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery and Graft Complications 1950-present

Vaginal prolapse surgery with synthetic and non-synthetic graft material – Concerns about the use of graft material, particularly Prolene mesh, continue to mount after the most recent FDA warning on mesh in vaginal surgery.  These diligent authors from Michigan, Texas, Massachussetts, Washington State, New Mexico and Israel combed the international medical literature in all languages from …

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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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Mar 22

The Sexy Side of Cancer… Starts with Survival.

(c) 2011 L. Romanzi Surviving the Big C sometimes ain’t so sexy, except of course that you’re alive, which is the sexiest of all. But sometimes, often times, it lets all the air out of your tires when it comes to feeling sexy, being sexy, getting your heart and soul around that Marvin-style Sexual Healing.  …

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Mar 22

Does she or doesn’t she? Only her hair dresser knows for sure…

(c) 2011 L.Romanzi Does she or does she not; is the epidemic of “female sexual dysfunction” (FSD) fact or fiction? If fact, what’s to be done about it? Is it hormonal, vascular (clogged arteries – think “atherosclerosis of the vulva and clitoris”), muscular, psychological, or some labyrinthine combination of contributors? Or should we say, detractors? The …

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Nov 14

Valium for your Vagina

Dyspareunia is the latin word for “pain with sex”. The true prevalence of women who have pain with sex is unknown, since many women believe the pain to be “normal” or something for which nothing can be done. Various conditions can contribute to the symptom, including vestibulitis (here I recommend a visit to my colleague …

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Jun 13

The Happy Hysterectomy

(c) Lauri Romanzi, 2010 As a relentless advocate for avoiding hysterectomy unless you will truly benefit from the surgical removal of your uterus, I am here to share information about the benefits of  hysterectomy when it’s done for all the right reasons. My favorite “don’t need a hysterectomy” message is  about uterine resuspension for treatment of uterine …

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