What are the benefits of sacrocolpopexy? A woman living with the little known condition of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) has her life turned upside down. It affects her emotionally, physically, socially, sexually, and may even affect employment. There are several treatments to help improve the symptoms, including surgery known as sacrocolpopexy. .
A urogynecologist is a doctor who is specially trained to treat women with both gynecologic issues as well as problems concerning urology. This medical field of urogynecology did not exist until 2011, so it is a relatively new medical profession. Urogynecologists treat many issues so women only need to see one doctor instead of multiple ones. If you are having issues with any pelvic floor disorders or with incontinence, when should you consider urogynecology surgery?
Many patients find discussing or dealing with bowel incontinence challenging. Those who are regularly faced with such issues find it embarrassing for both them and their loved ones. Nevertheless, it remains a topic that needs clarification. Let’s consider handling bowel incontinence: causes and treatments.
Urinary incontinence—the accidental release of urine—is common, especially among older women. Stress incontinence happens when you sneeze, cough, laugh, or do other things that put pressure on your bladder. Urge incontinence happens when you suddenly need to urinate and can’t reach the toilet in time. Incontinence can be caused by many things, such as weak muscles in the lower urinary tract, childbirth, and weight gain. Cutting back on caffeine, alcohol, and smoking can also help. Discover how keeping a “bladder diary” and talking with your doctor can help.
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If you are suffering symptoms of urinary incontinence, contact Summit UroGynecology in Youngstown or Akron, OH today for a diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. Call (330) 953-3414 or request an appointment online today!
Pelvic organ prolapse is a scary sounding name. It occurs when the pelvic organs and tissues that support the pelvic organs—uterus, bladder, vagina, small bowel, or rectum—become weak or loose. Let’s review the 7 signs you may have pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
For some reason female urinary incontinence is not a major topic of conversation among women, although it should be. It is a common problem among 25 – 45% of women over the age of 30 in the United States, and getting all the facts should be worth any embarrassment.
At the very least, all women should be aware of the most common types of female urinary incontinence and how to treat them.
A UTI is an infection in any part of your urinary tract. Having one UTI is painful enough, but having them come back can be quite frustrating. If you get three or more of these infections within a year, this recurrence is known as chronic. However, the reasons you may be getting recurring UTIs might surprise you. Time to find out why and what to do about it.
Childbirth is one of the main causes for pelvic floor disorders, and it can become more severe with each birth, especially if the labor was long or difficult. There are many things all women should know about pelvic floor disorders so let’s review them one at a time.
If you are a woman who suffers with pelvic floor disorders like incontinence or an overactive bladder, the benefits of seeing a urogynecologist are compelling. It doesn’t mean giving up a trusted gynecologist you already see, but it is adding another resource or specialist for certain female health issues.