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Painful Intercourse Study

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

“I used to enjoy sex with my husband, now it just hurts too much.”  “Why is this happening?”  “Intercourse is too painful. We haven’t been together in months.” “I have itching and irritation.”

We’ve heard from postmenopausal women about their struggles with intimacy due to pain and dryness.  A clinical research study is currently underway in New London testing an investigational vaginal cream. We are looking for postmenopausal women who experience vaginal dryness or pain to participate in a research study.  The research study compares an investigational vaginal cream to an already marketed or placebo vaginal cream.  Contact a member of the CCRstudies team at (860)443-4567 if you are interested in learning more about this study.   Robert M. Spitz, MD is the local study gynecologist.

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Vaginal Dryness and Pain

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

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Menopause, or the loss of a woman’s menstrual period, can result in a variety of symptoms. We very often hear about hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings.  What we hear significantly less about is vaginal dryness and pain.

As a woman’s hormone levels shift with age and subsequently menopause occurs, some women may find reduced lubrication during sexual activity.  This reduced lubrication can lead to pain with sexual activity and sometimes bleeding. Only 25% of women who experience these symptoms actually seek treatment for the condition.

Vaginal dryness can include pain, irritation and burning or dryness during intercourse, bleeding or spotting after sex, and painful pap smears.

Vaginal dryness is not an unusual condition. Since our society of so sensitive to the word “vagina,” many postmenopausal women don’t feel comfortable bringing up this topic.  We often pussyfoot around the issue, having been taught to use a variety of euphemisms for our “nether regions.”

If menopause is causing you vaginal dryness and pain, you may be interested in learning more about a 7-day research study being conducted by Dr. Robert Spitz in on Montauk Avenue in  New London at CCRstudies.  The study is comparing an investigational vaginal cream to an already marketed (FDA-approved) vaginal cream.  Qualified participants must be women between the ages of 30 and 75 who no longer menstruate monthly, and are willing to use the study product.  There are 3 office visits over the course of 7-days.  Study volunteers may receive a mammogram or ultrasound as part of the study, as well as compensation for time and travel.

Call (860)443-4567 to learn more about the Vaginal Dryness and Pain Study currently underway in New London.

Intimate Dryness, Painful Intercourse

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

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Most women are well aware that at some point in their lives they will cease to menstruate.  For some women, this is a cause for celebration. For other women, this may mark a hallmark in aging.

Menopause, or the cessation of one’s monthly menstrual period, can bring with it a plethora of changes in a woman’s body.  We hear about hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings.  What not all women are as comfortable discussing is vaginal dryness, vaginal itching and irritation, and painful intercourse that can occur following menopause.  These symptoms are bothersome and can cause a great deal of discomfort, especially during intimate relations.

Clinical research volunteers are needed for a study testing an investigational product for vaginal dryness and painful intercourse.  The research study lasts for 6 weeks with 5 office visits.  There is no cost to participate, and no cost for the study product. No insurance is needed.  Local study gynecologists include Dr. Robert Spitz and Dr. Craig McKnight.  Reimbursement up to $475 is available for time and travel.

If you are interested in learning more about this clinical research trial, call (860)443-4567.

Itching for Romance?

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Vaginal dryness affects many women who no longer have their monthly period.   Some women lose their period naturally as a result of menopause, while other women no longer menstruate due to the hormonal changes caused by a hysterectomy.

Some women who once experienced a fulfilling romantic life with their partner may now experience itching, irritation, and painful intercourse as a result of the dryness.

Clinical research is currently underway  in New London testing an investigational medication for the treatment of vaginal dryness.  This medication is hormone-based and administered internally.   Study gynecologists include Robert M. Spitz, MD and Craig E. McKnight, MD, PhD.  Study nurses are Beth Rogers, LPN and Jessie Jellison Hatfield, LPN.

There is no cost to participate in the study, no cost investigational medication, and reimbursement is available for time and travel.  Call MaryLou on the CCRstudies line at (860)443-4567 for further details.