Levator myalgia: Why bother?

Kerrie Adams, William (Tom) Gregory, Blake Osmundsen, Amanda Clark

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Abstract

Introduction and hypothesis We report the prevalence of levator myalgia (LM) and describe symptom bother and comorbidities associated with this examination finding. Methods We performed a cross-sectional study of patients referred to urogynecology practices: a private practice (COMM) and a tertiary university-based practice (UNIV). We identified within our population a subset of patients with LM and a reference group without LM. The primary outcome was to report the prevalence of LM within a urogynecology referral population. Our secondary outcomes include mean Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI) and Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire (PFIQ) scores, medication use, medical co-morbidities, and presence of vulvodynia. Results The prevalence of LM was 24 % at the UNIV detected on 5,618 examinations and 9 % at the COMM based on 946 examinations. Women with LM were significantly younger: mean age 56.8 years vs 65.5 (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1687-1693
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Volume24
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

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Keywords

  • Bother
  • Levator myalgia
  • Pelvic floor
  • Pelvic pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Levator myalgia : Why bother? / Adams, Kerrie; Gregory, William (Tom); Osmundsen, Blake; Clark, Amanda.

In: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Vol. 24, No. 10, 10.2013, p. 1687-1693.

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Adams, Kerrie ; Gregory, William (Tom) ; Osmundsen, Blake ; Clark, Amanda. / Levator myalgia : Why bother?. In: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. 2013 ; Vol. 24, No. 10. pp. 1687-1693.
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