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Labiaplasty Surgery: Expert Care At An Affordable Cost

January 14, 2024

The price of labiaplasty surgery and labia majora reduction varies from provider to provider and may also vary by state or location. The majority of the cost of the procedure is attributable to the surgeon’s fee, facility fee and anesthesia fees. At Austin Urogynecology, the labiaplasty cost is minimized by performing the procedures in the office and thus avoiding the […]

Do I Need to Have a Hysterectomy If I Have Prolapse?

January 14, 2024

Whether or not a hysterectomy is recommended at the time of prolapse repair depends on each patient’s symptoms and physical exam. If the exam reveals bulging of the bladder (cystocele) or rectum (rectocele) but the uterus is not significantly prolapsed, a vaginal prolapse repair may be the best treatment option. During this type of vaginal prolapse repair, the cervix/uterus is […]

The Role of Genetics in Pelvic Organ Prolapse

January 12, 2024

Pelvic organ prolapse has a variety of causes and a suite of solutions. Prolapse of the pelvic organ is not typically monocausal. As women age, things like childbirth and weight gain cause complications that may lead to pelvic organ prolapse. That being said, in recent years studies have shown that some women may be genetically predisposed to complications with pelvic […]

Pessary for Prolapse

January 9, 2024

Addressing Prolapse Problems Pessaries are the most commonly used non-surgical device for management of pelvic organ prolapse. A Pessary is a silicone vaginal insert that holds prolapse in place. There are many types of pessaries available, varying in size and shape. The size and shape of pessary chosen is based on your symptoms and your exam. The pessary is typically […]

Enlarged Clitoris and Testosterone Replacement Therapy

January 7, 2024

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 […]

How Large Can A Clitoris Get?

January 5, 2024

Clitoromegaly refers to the enlargement of the clitoral tissue. Some cases of clitoromegaly are congenital but women can also develop clitoromegaly later in life due to hormonal imbalances or testosterone replacement therapy. You might be wondering: what’s a “normal” size clitoris? How would you know if you have clitoromegaly? In order to differentiate between what is and isn’t normal, it […]

What Does A Prolapsed Uterus Look Like?

December 6, 2023

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 […]

Treatments For Addressing Uterine Prolapse

October 3, 2023

Uterine Prolapse is the result of pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretching and weakening, which causes the uterus to move out of its normal position and drop into the vaginal cavity. This may shorten the length of the vagina, or even fall down far enough to protrude through the vaginal opening. As we age and give birth to children, uterine […]

Don’t Ignore Vaginal Laxity!

September 20, 2023

The female body goes through a litany of changes during pregnancy and childbirth. It is a beautiful biological process that, unfortunately, also comes with its fair share of less-than-desirable effects on the body. One of these is vaginal laxity. Depending on our age and level of physical activity post-pregnancy, our bodies typically will bounce back to normal within six months […]

Is My Clitoris Enlarged, or Just Large?

September 13, 2023

At Austin Urogynecology we offer a variety of solutions for an enlarged clitoris, known as clitoromegaly. Clitoromegaly is when the clitoral body and clitoral glans become enlarged over time. It can be difficult to discern whether you have an enlarged clitoris or just a naturally “larger” clitoris, but regardless, many women opt for a clitoral glans reduction or clitoropexy to […]

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