Vulvodynia – Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis

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Vulvodynia Vulvodynia is a form of persistent vulvar pain of at least 3 months’ duration, without a clear identifiable cause. Women with vulvodynia often speak of vulval burning, soreness, stinging, itching and stabbing pains in the genital area. Simple activities such as wearing jeans, inserting tampons, having a pap smear, or attempting intercourse can be painful and distressing. Most times there are no medical causes to explain the severity of pain or some of the associated symptoms. This condition can affect women of all ages, be they single, partnered, with or without children.
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Bladder Pain / IC

Depressing Vulvodynia Woman with bladder pain syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis (IC) most commonly report experiencing discomfort, pressure or intense pain in the bladder, lower abdominal/pubic area, as well as the pelvic area with symptoms of urge, frequent daytime voiding (of more than 10 voids per day) and night-time urination (of more than two voids per night), known as nocturia. This condition can be very debilitating and significantly impact on daily activities of living. IC is a subgroup of BPS where there is evident bladder pathology in the form of lesions which can be seen during a cystoscopy. Many women with BPS/IC also present with vulvodynia, and over 80% of vulvodynia cases present with symptoms of bladder pain.
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Case Studies

Relief from vulvodynia Often women with chronic urogenital pain feel that there is no one else that suffers such symptoms. They are reluctant to discuss their symptoms with their doctor or disclose their problems to family and friends. Its important for them to know that they are not alone. Up to 15% of women in the general population will suffer from these conditions at some point in time in their life. It may seem like an embarrassing topic to discuss, but more and more is mentioned about these conditions. There are many women who have chosen to share their case studies for the benefit of others who are still seeking to understand these conditions and search for diagnosis and therapy. The case studies in this section may be of assistance.
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Marek Jantos and Sherie Jones Marek is devoted to sharing his clinical and research knowledge and gladly collaborate with doctors and medical specialists in order to help those affected. To date he has provided therapy to thousands of women. He continue to be at the forefront of developments through his own research, by being involved at international meetings and continuing educational activities, as well as providing training and education to others.
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Latest News

  • New Revised Edition of Textbook on Pelvic Disorders

    The editors and publishers of the Textbook on Pelvic Floor Disorders have invited Marek Jantos to contribute a revised chapter on Surface Electromyography and Myofascial Therapy in the Management of Pelvic Pain Disorders. The newly edited text will be in print later in 2017.

  • National BFE Conference in Xian

    Marek Jantos was the keynote speaker at the National BFE Conference in Xian speaking on the management of chronic urogenital pain. This was Marek’s 7th visit to China. A highlight of the visit included meetings and discussions with several senior leaders of the Chinese Medical Association. Several visits are being planned for 2017.

    Marek Jantos - China National Conference Xian - June 2016
    Marek Jantos - China National Conference Xian - June 2016
  • Annual National Conference of Gynaecologists in China

    Marek Jantos has been asked to address the Annual National Conference of Gynaecologists in China, in March 2015 outlining developments in the management of chronic urogenital pain. The conference has an expected attendance of approximately 7-8000 delegates.

    Annual National Conference of Gynaecologists China
    Annual National Conference of Gynaecologists China 2
  • China Workshops and Lectures

    China Workshops and Lectures 2013, 2014, 2015. Marek Jantos twice a year meets with specialists in China, providing workshops on Chronic Urogenital Pain. Each of the workshops has been attended by several hundred participants, with several thousand benefitting from the training to date.

  • Honorary Appointment and Inaugural Lecture

    Marek Jantos was recently awarded an Honorary appointment in the Department of Anatomy, Medical University of Lublin, Poland, a position that he gratefully and humbly accepted and treasures. Marek looks forward to collaborating with the faculty and university in various research projects.

    Marek Jantos lecture at Medical University Lublin Medical University of Lublin – Inaugural Lecture.
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  • Marek Jantos – Chief Consultant of Multi-Centre Study

    Marek Jantos has been retained as chief consultant to oversee a major, multi centre randomised control study in 10 overseas hospitals, comparing his treatment protocols with traditional approaches to chronic urogenital pain.

  • Marek Jantos, Appointed Sub-Section Editor for Chronic Pelvic Pain, Editorial Board of Pelviperineology Journal

    Marek Jantos was appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Pelviperineology as Subsection editor for Chronic Pelvic Pain. Marek Jantos is also a current member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Lower Tract Genital Disease.