leakage of urine accompanying physical activity, laughing,
sneezing, and/or coughing which places increased pressure on the
leakage of urine from the bladder when a sudden strong urge/or
need to urinate is felt.
Mixed Incontinence: A combination
of both stress and urge incontinence (see definitions above)
Fecal Incontinence: Involuntary
leakage of feces due to failure to voluntarily control the anal
Hypertonic pelvic floor: Excessive
tone or tension/tightness in the muscles of the pelvic floor.
Abnormally delayed or
infrequent bowel movements that are hardened and dry.
Prolapse: The falling down or
slipping of a body part from its usual or normal position:
characterized by failure to achieve an orgasm.
Difficult or painful
Coccydynia: Pain in the coccyx or
Chronic discomfort of
the vulva (external parts of the female genital organs) of
uncertain cause that is experienced as burning, stinging, or
Vaginismus: Painful spasmodic
contraction of the muscles surrounding the vagina.
Interstitial Cystitis: A chronic
painful inflammation of the bladder wall often accompanied by
Levator Ani syndrome:
rectal pain caused by spasm of the levator ani muscle.
Symptoms may include a dull ache high in the rectum and a
feeling of constant rectal pressure or burning. Pain may
also be felt low in the pelvis and perineum.
of the opening of the vagina.
Medically referred to as adhesive capsulitis. A condition
in which the shoulder capsule (the connective tissue surrounding
the shoulder joint) becomes inflamed and stiff and grows
together with abnormal bands of tissue (adhesions) which greatly
restricts motion and causes pain.
related fatigue: Persistent, subjective sense of
tiredness related to cancer or cancer treatment that interferes
with usual functioning.
Also known as Axillary Web Syndrome. A visible web of
axillary skin overlying cords of tissue that are made taut and
painful with shoulder abduction. Sclerosed lymphatic
vessels with fibrosis.
Low bone mass. The designation for bone mass between 1.0 and
2.5 standard deviations below the mean for young normal adults.
(T scores between -1.0 and -2.5).
A chronic progressive disease characterized by low bone mass
causing decrease bone strength, increased bone fragility with a
consequence of increase risk of fractures. Bone density
2.5 or more below standard deviation ( T score at or below -2.5).
osteoporosis: Osteoporosis that is drug induced or
caused by disorders such as hyperthyroidism, renal disease or COPD.
Separation that occurs in the abdominal muscles that
occur during pregnancy.
Outlet Syndrome: Numbness and/or weakness in hands and
arms caused by compression of nerves and arteries. In
pregnancy, it is often caused by your ribs moving up to
accommodate for the baby, fluid retention, or posture.
Joint pain: Pain at the base of the spine that can
radiate into legs, thighs, or groin. Hormonal changes
cause ligaments to loosen, causing a shift in bony position
which creates pain with sitting, twisting, lifting, and stairs.
Symphysis separation: Pain in the groin, inner
thighs, or front of pelvis when walking, climbing stairs, or
rolling in bed.
Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid causing abnormal swelling in an
arm or leg which may occur following treatment for cancer.
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