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Definition Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or compression of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own. Alternative Names Neuropathy - sciatic nerve; Sciatic nerve dysfunction Causes, incidence, and risk factors Sciatica occurs when there is pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts in the spine and runs down the back of each leg. This nerve controls the muscles of the back of the knee and lower leg and provides sensation to the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg, and the sole of the foot. Common causes of sciatica include: Piriformis syndrome (a pain disorder involving the narrow piriformis muscle in the buttocks) Slipped disk Degenerative disk disease Spinal stenosis Pelvic injury or fracture Tumors
Exercise is pretty universally accepted as a good thing. You may love it, you may hate it, or you may fall somewhere in between, but no one argues that exercise is something we should do.
But could it be possible that certain types or amounts of physical activity are actually putting our bodies at risk for urinary incontinence or other pelvic floor disorders? Two recent studies presented by separate groups of researchers last month at the joint scientific meeting of The International Urogynecological Association and The American Urogynecologic Society would seem to suggest this is the case. (And before any of the exercise-haters take that as carte blanche to hang up the sneakers and yoga mats, let me sum up).
Extra precautions with regard to strenuous activity may be warranted in teen girls.
In this study, investigators surveyed middle-aged women about their overall lifetime physical activity to determine how this may be related to lifetime ...
PID; Oophoritis; Salpingitis; Salpingo-oophoritis; Salpingo-peritonitis
The most common symptoms of PID include:
Fever (not always present; may come and go)
Pain or tenderness in the pelvis, lower abdomen, or sometimes the lower back
with abnormal color, texture, or smell
Other symptoms that may occur with PID:
Bleeding after intercourse
Frequent or painful urination
Increased menstrual cramping
Irregular menstrual bleeding or spotting
Lack of appetite
Nausea, with or without vomiting
Painful sexual intercourse
Note: There may be no symptoms. People who experience an ectopic pregnancy or infertility often have had silent PID, which is usually caused by chlamydia infection.
Signs and tests
You may have a fever and abdominal tenderness . A pelvic examination may s...
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