Urology, Gynecology, Urogynecology… What’s The Difference?
April 16, 2021
It’s safe to say that most people are relatively familiar with the medical practices of gynecology and urology. Indeed, women begin seeing gynecologists regularly as teenagers, and it is recommended that men get regular checkups at a urologist starting around the age of 45. As you may have gathered, each of these practices is typically associated with treating a specific […]
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 […]
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 […]
Beat the Bulge
August 16, 2018
If you ever were to notice a bulge in your vagina, here are some common reactions that you might have. 1. Is my vagina falling out? 2. Am I inflating? 3. What is that? Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is very common and is one of the main conditions we treat at Austin Urogynecology. POP can originate in the bladder, uterus, […]
Rectifying your Rectocele
September 28, 2017
Many women experience vaginal looseness, decreased sensation with sex, and even constipation following vaginal deliveries. The supportive tissues become stretched with the stresses of pregnancy and delivery. This stretching can lead to a rectocele, which is a bulging of the rectum into the vagina. Some women will notice a vaginal bulge and may have a sense of incomplete defecation or […]
Is My Vagina Normal?
July 28, 2017
Many women are concerned with the way their vaginas look because it looks different from photos and videos that they’ve seen in the media. “Is my vagina normal?” has slowly started to become a common question asked by women around the world. There is no standard of normal when it comes to vaginas because they’re all different. Vaginas, just like people, […]
Benefits of Vaginal Estrogen
February 10, 2017
Estrogen is a naturally occurring hormone present in females that is secreted mainly by the ovaries. Its main function is female reproduction and sex characteristics but also contributes to cognition, mental health and immunity. As women age, and after some surgical procedures, hormone levels can decrease leading to irritative, and sometimes painful symptoms. Decreased levels of estrogen can cause atrophic […]
December 15, 2015
A Martius flap is a procedure that is done to reinforce the urethra during a urethral repair. The flap is created by transferring fatty tissue from the labia majora to the urethra. This procedure is often done at the time of a urethral diverticulectomy. The fatty tissue that is placed around the urethra to give an extra support layer between […]
Looking for a Urogynecologist in Austin?
April 23, 2015
Austin was named one of the fastest growing cities in 2015 by Forbes Magazine, with a projected population growth rate of 2.51%. With this influx of people moving to Austin to live near family, for our versatile jobs and great culture, there is a growing need for healthcare! It can be difficult to find a new doctor when you move […]
February 10, 2015
Vulvar Vestibulitis is characterized by pain limited to the vestibule, the area surrounding the opening of the vagina. The pain of Vulvar Vestibulitis is present when pressure is applied to the vestibule (sexual intercourse, tampon insertion, prolonged sitting) and is described as burning, soreness, stinging, rawness, throbbing, or itching. Causes include: Chronic irritation to the vestibule from irritants such as creams, […]