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Pelvic Organ Prolapse: How Does It Happen, and How Can It Be Treated?

October 26, 2020

If you’re experiencing pelvic organ prolapse, or POP, you likely have many questions. Our team at Austin Urogynecology has decades of experience in understanding, diagnosing, and treating pelvic organ prolapse. In this blog, we’ll answer the most common questions about the condition. How does pelvic organ prolapse happen? This prolapse occurs when surrounding organs drop into the vagina. This can […]

Urogynecologist vs Gynecologist: What’s the Difference?

October 12, 2020

When female issues arise it’s sometimes hard to know who to turn to in order to seek help. We typically rely on a gynecologist for day-to-day problems including menses, fertility, birth control and the overall health of our vagina. But what do you do if you have a problem that falls out of those categories? Maybe you have incontinence or […]

What to Expect After Vaginal Delivery

September 4, 2020

Expectant mothers have a lot to look forward to and plenty to learn, so we thought we’d give a rundown on our area of expertise: the female pelvic anatomy. Here’s what to look out for after vaginal birth. Transcription: EN: There are a lot of changes that occur after vaginal deliveries that can be really overwhelming and scary, and leave […]

Sling & Hysterectomy for Endometriosis – Patient Experience

April 7, 2020

A recent patient took a moment to speak to us about her experience at the clinic. Here’s a transcript of our conversation: Marcie: Hi there. This is Marcie. I’m a medical assistant here at Austin Urogynecology and we have one of our patients here who had a sling and a hysterectomy for endometriosis. How has your experience been with Austin […]

Safety First: How We Keep Coronavirus Out

April 3, 2020

We wanted to take the time to provide you with more information about the COVID-19 pandemic and how we are still operating and keeping not only our patients but our staff safe in these unprecedented times.  We want to assure you that we are following CDC recommended guidelines for medical offices. Our baseline cleaning measures have been stepped up to […]

Vesicovaginal Fistula

January 7, 2020

A fistula is a connection between two spaces that should not be there. Occasionally fistulas are caused by an inflammatory process. A vesicovaginal fistula is an abnormal tract between the vagina and the bladder. This type of fistula usually occurs after hysterectomy. In most cases, there was a bladder injury during the hysterectomy that resulted in a tract between the […]

Clitoral Sensation after Clitoral Hood Reduction

December 23, 2019

When the labial minora are enlarged, it is common to also have enlargement of the clitoral hood. The clitoral hood is the skin that forms the fold over the clitoris. The clitoris is erectile tissue with a dense number of nerve endings. In addition to reducing the size of the labia minora, we often recommend reduction of the clitoral hood […]

Testimonial: Stress Incontinence After Sacrocolpexy

December 20, 2019

A patient talks to us about her experience with Dr. Shashoua and the team at Austin Urogynecology. A full transcript of the interview is below the video. Austin Urogynecology: All right. So here we have today one of our wonderful Austin Urogynecology patients that has undergone some surgical procedures with us. So tell us a little bit about your first […]

What is the Difference Between Labial Rejuvenation and Vaginal Rejuvenation?

December 9, 2019

Labial rejuvenation typically refers to a reduction of the labia minora or labia majora. This is also referred to as a labiaplasty. Labiaplasty can be done of the labia minora, the labia majora or both. At Austin Urogynecology, we perform labial rejuvenation of both the labia minora and the labia majora. If both procedures are desired by the patient for […]

Urinary Leakage… The Facts

November 20, 2019

Urinary incontinence is something that many women deal with but never talk about it. They often hide their panty liners, pads and extra pair of underwear because they feel that no one else could be dealing with this problem. They want to hide the fact that they leak. Women deal with it for years convincing themselves that it’s a normal […]

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