Tag: pain management
I’m having period cramps and it really, really hurts. What are the best tips?Updated 9 July 2022 under Ask Us.
This is such an important question! Menstrual periods may be light and easy for some people, but for others, they may be heavy and/or accompanied by painful cramps. We’re sorry […]Read more »
Endometriosis: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) UnitUpdated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.
Everyone has experienced physical pain at least once in their life, it doesn’t always feel good, but knowing how to manage it can make all the difference. Unfortunately, the challenging […]Read more »
I was referred to a gynecologist because I have a dermoid cyst, but I can’t get an appointment for six weeks. Yesterday, I began experiencing nausea and really sharp pains on my side (where the cyst is), is this normal?Updated 4 March 2022 under Ask Us.
Great question, thank you for sharing! A dermoid cyst is a common type of benign growth that develops on the ovary. They are usually harmless and unlike other cysts, they […]Read more »
I have recently experienced a bad soreness and pain in my jaw. I went to the dentist and got diagnosed with TMJ. A few weeks later it got worse and now I can only open my mouth half way, and when I try to bite down it hurts. What methods should I take to help cure this?Updated 3 April 2018 under Ask Us.
You should call your dentist and let him/her know that the pain in your jaw is worse. Your dentist or health care provider may wish to re-evaluate you to make […]Read more »
VulvodyniaUpdated 23 August 2022 under Health Guides.
What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is pain or discomfort when the area around the vaginal opening (vestibule) is touched, particularly when pressure is applied such as after trying to insert a […]Read more »
TMJ DisordersUpdated 22 August 2021 under Health Guides.
What is TMJ? TMJ is short for temporomandibular (tem-pour-o-man-dib-u-lar) joint (disorders/conditions). The TMJ connects the “mandible” (the lower jaw) to the temporal bone (located on either side of your face […]Read more »
I’m a lesbian and I’ve just been told that I might have endometriosis. My girlfriend is scared to have sex with me in case it makes things worse or she hurts me! Would it make a difference if I had sex?Updated 29 December 2014 under Ask Us.
Some woman may experience pain or “pressure” with sexual intercourse, but many do not. We recommend that you tell your partner that you will let her know if you are […]Read more »
Endometriosis: College PlanningUpdated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.
Planning for college is a time filled with challenges and excitement. College life opens the door to personal growth and independence. It can be difficult, since you may be making […]Read more »
Endometriosis: Coping with PainUpdated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.
Even though everyone experiences pain differently, it can be helpful to think of your pain in two ways: the physical pain you have, and how your pain impacts your life. […]Read more »
Endometriosis: Pain and Symptom TrackingUpdated 29 November 2022 under Health Guides.
Keeping track of pelvic pain, menstrual cramps, and other symptoms such as pain when you pass urine or when you have a bowel movement is important. Be sure to write […]Read more »