Silvina Luna is left infertile and in constant pain after botched surgery

Silvina Luna, pictured, from Argentina, is now suing the man who calls himself the 'surgeon of the star' after the controversial process left her with serious kidney damage.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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​BY GREGORY TAYLOR, DO, &FRANK SCHELL, DOA 30-year-old woman presented to the ED complaining of pelvic pain. She said she felt an acute onset of sharp lower right pelvic pain during intercourse two days earlier. The pain continued to worsen, becoming diffuse. She was also experiencing nausea, vomiting, malaise, anorexia, and vaginal spotting. She had no history or concern for sexually transmitted disease, and had no fever or vaginal discharge. She had had a previous Cesarean section and bilateral tubal ligation.Her vital signs were a heart rate of 110 bpm, a respiratory rate of 25 bpm, a blood pressure of 113/88 mm H...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo investigate the effects of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) supplementation on female sexual function in premenopausal infertile women of advanced ages.MethodsThis observational study was conducted in an academically affiliated private fertility center. Patients included 87 premenopausal infertile women, 50 of whom completed the study including the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaires and comprehensive endocrine evaluation before and 4 –8 weeks after initiating 25 mg of oral micronized DHEA TID.ResultsAge of patients was 41.1  ± 4.2 years, BMI 24.4 &plus...
Source: Endocrine - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
In this study, we conducted a cross-sectional survey among 419 acupuncturists nation-wide to investigate the top 10 and top 99 acupuncture indications in private clinics in the United States. We found the top 10 indications to be: lower back pain, depression, anxiety, headache, arthritis, allergies, general pain, female infertility, insomnia, neck pain and frozen shoulder. Among the top 99 indications, pain represents the largest category; and mental health management, especially for mood disorders, is in greatest demand. The following popular groups are: immune system dysfunctions, gastrointestinal diseases, gynecology an...
Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Chin Med Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2018Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 107Author(s): An Wei, Hao Feng, Xiao-Min Jia, Hua Tang, Yang-Ying Liao, Bi-Rong LiAbstractAs a common cause of infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is characterized by chronic pain, ectopic pregnancy as well as inflammation and infection of the female upper genital tract. Ozone water, also known as O3, has been previously reported to be a distinctly effective agent in treating inflammation. During the present study, we asserted the hypothesis that O3 could be applied by pelvic inflammation and works to regulate the expression of infla...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Endometriosis, classically defined as a disease of unknown origin that causes pain and infertility, has an estimated incidence of approximately 10% in women of reproductive age. Several epidemiologic factors are associated with an increased incidence, such as an early age at menarche and short menstrual cycle length. Conversely, current use of oral contraceptives and multiparity are characteristics associated with a lower incidence. It also is interesting that an inverse correlation between body mass index and incidence of endometriosis has been observed by numerous reports.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reflections Source Type: research
To assess the association between infertility and health related quality of life, chronic pain, cancer, and cardiovascular disease risk factors in female U.S. Veterans.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Oral session Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewOpioids are the cornerstone for pain treatment with significant recent increases in the number of prescriptions. Sexual dysfunction (SD) is a major side effect of opioid therapy. The goal of this review is to examine the current literature on the effects of opioids on male SD (erectile dysfunction [ED], hypogonadism, ejaculatory dysfunction) and infertility.Recent FindingsHigh prevalence of SD exists in men with opioid use as compared to the general population, with an abundance of evidence suggesting an association between opioid use and ED and hypogonadism. There appears to be a role for testoste...
Source: Current Sexual Health Reports - Category: Sexual Medicine Source Type: research
Seminal vesicle stones were first reported by White in 1928. Two hundred fourteen cases have been described so far. In this video, we review some basic aspects of seminal vesicle calculi and report a case performed in our institution. Haematospermia is the most common symptom, present in 70% of the cases. Ejaculatory pain is also common and may be felt in the perineum or scrotum. Patients may also present with hypospermia, infertility, and urinary tract infections, such as seminal vesiculitis and prostatitis.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Video session Source Type: research
OBJECTIVES: Blood stasis is an important pathophysiologic concept in Traditional East Asian Medicine. It has been considered to be a pathogenic factor in chronic and incurable conditions such as pain, infertility, cancer, coronary heart disease, and others...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
My husband and I went to a renowned mother-child hospital in the suburbs of Mumbai to seek fertility treatment since we had an issue of male factor infertility (low sperm count and morphology). As per the doctor ’s advice (which matched what we had read ourselves), we decided to go ahead with IVF-ICSI since this would the best suited for our condition since a single sperm would be injected into a single egg, thus dealing with the low sperm motility issue. The specialist told us that my husband could give sperm deposits which would be frozen and pooled along with a fresh sample for best chances of embryos developing. ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
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