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2020 May 06

Rheumatol Int

Sexual performance and pelvic floor muscle strength in patients with fibromyalgia: a controlled cross-sectional study.


de Carvalho Fusco H C S, Filho M A P, Consolo R T, Lunardi A C, Ferreira E A G
Rheumatol Int. 2020 May 06.
PMID: 32377958.


Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by chronic and widespread pain, sleep disturbances, fatigue, psychological distress and morning stiffness. These patients also present symptoms such as depression, sexual dysfunctions and reproductive problems. Sexuality involves several aspects, including pelvic floor functionality, and one question is whether the sexual performance of women with fibromyalgia is associated with pelvic floor function or other characteristics of the disease.