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Kegel8 Glossary - Medical terms without the jargon
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Pelvic Health A - Z - The Kegel8 Glossary

Abdominal Rectopexy
Abdominal Rectopexy is pelvic floor surgery to correct rectal prolapse or rectocele.  Not all rectal prolapse requires pelvic floor surgery and with...
Adenomyoma
Formed from endometrial tissue, this abnormal growth can start deep within the uterine walls. It is composed of cells that normally form the inside lining of...
Adenomyosis
Adenomyosis is a thickening of the endometrial tissue that lines the uterus (womb), sometimes this thickening also moves into the outer muscular walls of the...
Altemeier Procedure
Altemeier Procedure (or Altemeiers) is the name given to a form of surgery to repair a rectal prolapse, or rectocele. The repair is made through the anus...
Androgen
Any steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands or by the ovaries that promotes male characteristics, such as facial hair and deepening voice is known as...
Anterior Repair
An anterior repair is recommended for bladder prolapse (cystocele) if it is serious enough or causing problems with urination (inability to empty the...
Antibiotics
Antibiotics are a prescription medicine available from Doctors. They are prescribed for bladder infections and urinary tract infections (UTIs), they are not...
Anticholinergic
Anticholinergic medicines block nerves that control bladder muscle contractions and allow for the relaxation of the smooth muscle of the bladder, this type...
Antimuscarinics
Antimuscarinics are a type of prescription medicine which help the bladder relax and expand. They are a widely prescribed treatment for over-active bladder....
Atrophic Vaginitis
Atrophic vaginitis is also known as vaginal atrophy or urogenital atrophy. This inflammation of the outer urinary tract and vagina also includes vaginal...
Bacterial Vaginosis or BV
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is caused by an imbalance of bacteria within the vagina. One in three women will suffer with bacterial vaginosis at some point. BV...
Bedwetting
It is quite common for young children to wet their beds. For some it's only occasionally while for others it may happen on a regular basis, recent research...