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Endometriosis and adhesions can form outside the uterus and cause pain

Endometriosis Study Update

This week, we published a follow-up report in the Journal of Endometriosis, titled “Update on ‘Decreasing dyspareunia and dysmenorrhea in women with endometriosis via a manual physical therapy: Results from two independent studies.’”

The initial study, published in 2011, reported the results of the Wurn Technique in women with endometriosis. Specially, it examined  sexual function and pain during their menstrual cycle. Patients reported a decreased pain during the course of the menstrual cycle:

  • ovulation
  • pre-menstruation
  • menstruation

They also reported improvements in overall sexual function, as well as in all six individual domains of sexual function:

  • desire
  • arousal
  • lubrication
  • orgasm
  • satisfaction
  • pain with intercourse

The recently published follow-up report assesses the long-term impact on menstrual and intercourse pain in patients treated with the Wurn Technique. Long-term follow up at 4 and 12 months post- treatment was performed in a subset of these patients. The results showed a:

  • significant reduction in menstrual pain 4 and 12 months post treatment, and
  • significant reduction in intercourse pain at 4 months and suggestive at 12 months post treatment (with 50% of patients reporting complete resolution of pain).

Read the full report here (PDF).