Why doctors need stories.

In a recent NY Times Week In Review there was a wonderful article about the importance of doctors listening to patients’ stories. There is so much controversy in the medical field about the usefulness of patient stories or, as a field which likes to use fancy words for things call them, “case vignettes”. Why, you …

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Persistent genital arousal syndrome.

Persistent genital arousal syndrome is one of the most frustrating syndromes that I’ve faced while practicing at MCFS. Typically, a patient complaining of PGAS symptoms presents to us after some time of suffering. Since this syndrome affects each woman differently, a careful history must be taken. Although more research is being dedicated to this syndrome, …

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A need to live.

Last week, a Florida woman afflicted with a rare sexual disorder committed suicide. Gretchen Molannen, 39, suffered for 16 years from Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder, which is characterized by spontaneous, unwanted genital sensation and arousal in the absence of sexual stimulation or emotion, and the sensations can be unrelenting to sufferers. (For more information on …

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Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD).

In my opinion, persistent genital arousal disorder is one of the most frustrating syndromes that I’ve faced while practicing at MCFS. Typically, a patient complaining of PGAD symptoms presents to us after some time of suffering. Since this syndrome affects each woman differently, a careful history must be taken. Although more research is being dedicated …

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Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD).

Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) or Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PGAS) also known as Restless Genital Syndrome (REGS) is a condition where one feels spontaneous, incessant and uncontrollable genital arousal unrelated to feelings of sexual desire. At the Center we have treated women of all ages with this condition. It was first documented in 2001 …

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