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needhelpage31

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Interesting test result with pelvic floor physical therapist
« on: November 25, 2014, 05:18:44 AM »
Yesterday I had a second visit with a physical therapist who specializes in the pelvic floor. She's very understanding about what exactly my problem is. Part of the visit was the attachment of three leads in my pelvic area, which were then plugged into a monitor. The monitor had red lights that could move up or down a scale. The higher on the scale, the more pelvic floor tension there is.

The very interesting thing is that she said that my baseline pelvic floor tension is at a level that she usually sees in people who are experiencing chronic pain. Part of the reason this is encouraging to me is that almost every test or procedure that I've had done has come back normal. The fact that I'm demonstrating high tension (even when I tried to relax) makes me think that perhaps pelvic floor tone is at least part of my EA problem.

She said that I probably have high tone, but low strength. So she gave me some exercises to do before our next appointment in three weeks. At that time she's going to look for trigger points to try and release muscle tension too.

I will keep everyone posted as this progresses.

RocketTN3

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Re: Interesting test result with pelvic floor physical therapist
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2015, 05:51:31 PM »
Any update on this ?

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Re: Interesting test result with pelvic floor physical therapist
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2015, 08:39:36 AM »
hi needhelp

any further news? I have often thought that it could be related to a physical cause - I had many sporting and work injuries to my lower back when I was in my 20's - and had a once-only satisfying climax after a pelvis realignment a few years ago. even though the same therapist couldn't repeat the effect again.

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Re: Interesting test result with pelvic floor physical therapist
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2015, 11:52:38 AM »
Sorry for the delayed response. In January and February I was feeling significant improvement. I felt is was because of the pelvic floor strengthening I had done. In March it faded away, and I'm back to things feeling quite poor again - most of the time.

There were some pelvic stretches that I briefly did back earlier in the year. Perhaps I'll try that again.

I wills say that I used to sometimes leak urine after going to the bathroom. With the stronger pelvic floor, I feel that is almost completely resolved.

My overall drive has been lower for a few months too. I feel like if my drive were higher I could probably make ejaculation feel better by making it last longer, as previously described.

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Re: Interesting test result with pelvic floor physical therapist
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2015, 12:34:38 PM »
Thanks for the update.

I'm beginning to doubt the pelvic floor theory and it's relationship to my lack of sensation but I've not ruled it out. I'm the same in that I have experienced some benefit from various exercises mentioned on this forum but they are short lived and I'm not confident enough to persist with this route if it's not the issue to begin with. I have a feeling perhaps these exercises are helping because we are being mindful of the sensations and that everyone (unless sensation is 100% dead within the person) will benefit from doing these exercises to some degree.  In short, perhaps it's placebo effect and I'm uncertain that it is addressing the underlining problem, which for me personally is lack of sensation in the glans. I can focus on other muscles and sensations around the sexual regions but I cannot convince myself I feel more on the head of the penis than I actually do. Again, the rush of orgasm can be tinkered with through edging and holding back, and relaxing the PC muscle up until ejaculation, this does not defeat the fact that the orgasm itself is muted, something is blocking it, every single time without exception.

I have a feeling that in my case if feeling in the penis returns so will the strength of orgasm and having spoken to a specialist urologist it's very unlikely that a damaged penis head will inhibit orgasm to the extent that I am experiencing. He was adamant that impinged or compressed nerves are almost always accompanied by pain and discomfort if there is numbness, I've never had pain or discomfort. Also, he made clear that if you were to severely injure your penis head to the point where the nerve receptors were damaged, this would not interfere with the feeling and potency of orgasm, which would not be affected in any way whatsoever, based on how things work biologically. This is what I understood from speaking to him.

I'm not going to post much more until I've had further tests, but as it stands I'm leaning towards potential endocrine issues at this stage, something that is holistically interfering with the sexual network, the perennial gland being one. I'm moving away from the theory that nerves are physically damaged or impeded.
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Re: Interesting test result with pelvic floor physical therapist
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2016, 08:45:34 AM »
My situation is that Ive had tests also that showed nothing, including a n MR Neurography. The change happened after I had a large pressure unexpectedly applied to my lower groin area. Since then an almost total lack of sexual sensation and thus pleasure. My whole personal life is disrupted and has been since this incident 2 1/12 years ago. Acupuncture & herbal remedies have not helped. What else should I look into?

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Re: Interesting test result with pelvic floor physical therapist
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2016, 08:36:43 AM »
My situation is that Ive had tests also that showed nothing, including a n MR Neurography. The change happened after I had a large pressure unexpectedly applied to my lower groin area. Since then an almost total lack of sexual sensation and thus pleasure. My whole personal life is disrupted and has been since this incident 2 1/12 years ago. Acupuncture & herbal remedies have not helped. What else should I look into?

hi zippy. could you be more specific with the pressure you had in the lower groin? I have looked at so many possible causes and solutions -including acupuncture and herbs - that I am dizzy with it all. but I am thinking along the lines of chronic tension within the pelvic floor, or a physical damage to the area. I have had many episodes of back muscle damage, hamstring tears, all of which could cause a poor alignment in the pelvis.