I became hysterical and when my husband got home I fell down on the floor and just begged him to kill me because I couldn’t do my job, I couldn’t be a wife, I couldn’t take care of my child, and there was no reason for me to go on. – Jane (interviewee)
The doctors told me it was all in my head, that I really couldn't be having any pain because I was no longer testing positive for a urinary tract infection. I would pray before going to see each new doctor. I'd walk in the office thinking, "Please. I don't care if I have cancer at this point. Just tell me it's something so I can learn to deal with it or take steps to make it better." – Kat (interviewee)
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 20, but I know I had it much longer than that. My family physician had no idea that vulvodynia was a condition and even went so far as to tell me that the pain was all in my head. – A patient of Dr. Echenberg
When the pain first started, I silently continued intercourse. When the pain was severe, I just had to stop. We would try at times, but I couldn't stand the pain. Eventually, my husband quit going to bed with me. He would stay up at night watching porn and satisfying his needs. We were married only two years when the pain started. – Survey Respondent


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Moving Practice to New York City

Dr. Echenberg will be seeing patients exclusively in Upper East Side Manhattan

beginning in December 2015

In a serious effort to pass forward his expertise, Dr. Echenberg will soon be seeing all new and followup patients at the site of EMH Physical Therapy studio at 1317 East 3rd Avenue, 6th Floor, NYC, NY.  All correspondence by phone, e-mail, fax and regular mail will remain the same as before for all new and previous patients.  Dr. Echenberg's plan will be to see patients and mentor other physicians and practitioners at least 2 days weekly at the New York City location.  Contact us for any further information about this transition at:

623 W. Union Blvd.  #5 Bethlehem, PA 18018

phone:  610-868-0104   fax:  610-868-0204   e-mail:  office@drechenberg.com


Dr. Echenberg and Evelyn Hecht, DPT

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Appointment Options:  Any request for making an appointment must be accompanied by New Patient Paperwork

We have now seen patients from 27 different states and 7 different countries


"The Echenberg Institute for Pelvic and Sexual Pain"

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by Dr. Echenberg - click here

Click here for 90 minute interview with Dr. Echenberg on Persistent Genital Arousal Dysfunction (PGAD) and how it relates to all of chronic pelvic pain - April 24, 2014

The Echenberg Institute is closely associated with the non-profit group:  www.bridgeforpelvicpain.org

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