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Do I Need Prolapse Repair Or Vaginal Rejuvenation?

November 18, 2022

Vaginal rejuvenation and prolapse repair are two different procedures, yet it’s not uncommon for patients seeking out vaginal rejuvenation to discover that they need prolapse repair as well. Fortunately, vaginal rejuvenation and a formal prolapse repair can co-exist. Vaginoplasty, a surgical form of vaginal rejuvenation, if often included in a formal prolapse repair due to the nature of surgery. It’s […]

What Causes Stress Urinary Incontinence?

September 19, 2022

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a very common type of incontinence and causes the involuntary leakage of urine due to pressure placed on the bladder. Pressure can result from everyday physical activity like walking, running, laughing, coughing, sneezing, or lifting heavy objects. These physical activities often begin to have this effect on the bladder due to changes in the musculature […]

What Are The Stages Of Uterine Prolapse?

June 20, 2022

A prolapsed uterus – or, uterine prolapse – is a condition in which the uterus begins to drop into the vagina as a result of the weakening of support structures, including the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments. Uterine prolapse is often found alongside other types of pelvic organ prolapse, including a prolapsed bladder and/or rectum into the vagina. Common risk […]

Understanding Perineal Descent

April 7, 2022

Perineal descent is a condition in which the perineum – the area between the genitals and the anus – begins to bulge and descends below the bony outlet of the pelvis. Perineal descent is also commonly referred to as “descending perineum syndrome”, “perineal bulging”, “perineal relaxation”, or a “bulging perineum”. One of the primary causes of perineal descent is chronic […]

Traveling From Houston To Austin For Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery

April 6, 2022

Austin, Texas is renowned for being one of the top cities to visit due to its stellar cultural and food scenes. It also happens to be home to Dr. George Shashoua, one of the nation’s top pelvic floor specialists (check out our testimonials). Board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Shashoua has over 25 years of experience treating […]

Traveling From Dallas to Austin for Vaginal Prolapse Repair

March 28, 2022

Austin, Texas has become a vacation hot spot due to its top notch cultural and culinary scenes. It also happens to be home to Austin Urogynecology and Dr. George Shashoua, a nationally top-ranked surgeon who is board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Because it’s critical to find an experienced surgeon for intricate surgeries like vaginal prolapse repair, women […]

What Does A Prolapsed Uterus Look Like?

February 26, 2022

Because there are several types of pelvic organ prolapse, as well as varying degrees of severity, it can be difficult to know if symptoms you are experiencing are related to a specific type of prolapse. While we always advise against self-diagnosing, (especially considering that we offer free consultations), there are indicators of prolapse that you can look out for. First […]

Do You Have an Enlarged Clitoris From Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

February 20, 2022

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for women has become increasingly popular in recent years. Testosterone levels in women naturally decrease over time, and the decline accelerates as women reach menopause. Women suffering from low testosterone often experience decreased sexual desire, less sexual satisfaction, low mood, fatigue, and muscular weakness. By taking testosterone in the form of creams, pills, or pellets, women […]

Traveling From San Antonio to Austin for da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy

February 2, 2022

Austin, Texas has a national reputation for being one of the best cities to visit due to its top notch cultural and culinary scenes. It also happens to be home to Austin Urogynecology and Dr. George Shashoua, a nationally top-ranked surgeon who is board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Given how critical it is to find an experienced […]

What Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

January 28, 2022

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that form a sling across the pelvic opening, which supports the pelvic organs and helps keep them in place. This includes the vagina, uterus, bladder, bowels, and rectum. Because these are some of the primary sexual and digestive organs in the body, it should go without saying that the pelvic floor performs […]

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