We may feel the brunt of collateral damage from the COVID-19 pandemic for some years to come. Increased incidence of breast and other cancers may be one of the consequences, according to the director of the National Cancer Institute. The social precautions brought upon by the pandemic have led many people to delay their routine screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. As such, one public health crisis may lead into another crisis.
Fever and pelvic pain in an IUD user.
Crohn’s disease in someone who wants the pill.
More than 1 risk factor—say Type 2 diabetes and headaches—in someone selecting a new method.
These scenarios, while not common, are certainly not uncommon for the average clinician.
Pelvic floor dysfunction causes a number of problems: dyspareunia, urinary frequency or incontinence, pain with walking, pain with prolonged sitting, fecal incontinence, constipation or dyschezia. For women suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction, physical therapy can work wonders.