Research: SILVA and COLLEAGUES,

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Abstract

SILVA and COLLEAGUES, 1. Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

2. Division of Gynecology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States conducted a study to evaluate the long-term effectiveness of perineal Thiele massage in the treatment of women with dyspareunia caused by tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles.

Background

To evaluate the long-term effectiveness of perineal Thiele massage in the treatment of women with dyspareunia caused by tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles.

Methodology

A total of 18 women with diagnoses of dyspareunia caused by tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles were included in the study. The women were divided in two groups: the dyspareunia (D) group - 8 women with dyspareunia caused by tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles; and the chronic pelvic pain group (CPP) group - 10 women with dyspareunia caused by tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles associated with CPP. Each patient filled out the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), the McGill Pain Index, the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). After an evaluation, the women underwent transvaginal massage using the Thiele technique over a period of 5 minutes, once a week for 4 weeks.

Results

All women had significant improvements in their dyspareunia according the VAS and the McGill Pain Index (p < 0,001), but the HADS scores did not show significant differences. Regarding sexual function, the D group showed improvements on all aspects of sexual function, while the CPP group showed differences only in the pain domain.

Conclusion

Thiele massage is effective in the treatment of dyspareunia caused by tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles with a long-term pain relief.

References

Silva AP1, Montenegro ML2, Gurian MB1, Mitidieri AM1, Lara LA1, Poli-Neto OB1, Rosa E Silva JC1. Perineal Massage Improves the Dyspareunia Caused by Tenderness of the Pelvic Floor Muscles. Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet: 39(1):26-30. Jan 2017. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1597651. Epub Dec 27 2016

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