How Do I Know If My Uterus Is Prolapsed?
March 22, 2023
Pelvic organ prolapse is when a pelvic organ moves from its anatomical position, sometimes “dropping” into the vagina. Uterine prolapse is specifically when the uterus falls out of place. The muscles and ligaments that make up the pelvic floor act as a support system for the uterus; when they become weak, it can cause the uterus to move or prolapse. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Patient Testimonial: Hysterectomy, Sling, & Sacrocolpoperineopexy
December 1, 2020
Transcript: – [Marci] Hi there, this is Marci with Austin Urogynecology. And this is one of our patients. She’s 14 weeks post-op from the hysterectomy sacrocolpoperineopexy, and mid-urethral sling How did your surgery go? Was there anything that stood out? – Well, my surgery went very well. I was not looking forward to it, which I guess is normal with […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Don’t Live in Austin? Don’t Worry
October 24, 2018
“I live in Waco and need a labiaplasty, do I have to drive all the way to Austin?” The simple answer is yes, and it will be worth it! We have patients travel from surrounding areas such as Waco, Killeen, Dallas, San Antonio and even Houston for labiaplasty or vaginoplasty surgery. We even offer remote consults for patients in other […]
September 10, 2018
As women and mothers, we’ve almost all been there. We have three kids and aren’t exactly interested in entertaining the idea of a fourth, or perhaps your cycles have just become too painful to put up with. Maybe the concern is a bit more serious, and your gut feeling is that cancer could be the cause for your lady parts […]
Will I Go Through Menopause if I Have a Hysterectomy?
May 7, 2014
There are different types of hysterectomies. A hysterectomy refers to removal of the uterus and the cervix (total hysterectomy) or removal of the uterus without removal of the cervix (supracervical or partial hysterectomy). If the ovaries are removed at the same time, this is called a hysterectomy with bilateral salpingectomy (BSO). The ovaries are usually left in place unless there […]
Hormones are secreted from the ovaries. These hormone levels decline with age and are minimal in post-menopausal women. If the ovaries are left in place at the time of a hysterectomy, there is no change in the level of hormones excreted by the ovaries and pre-menopausal women will experience menopause naturally. If the ovaries are removed in a pre-menopausal woman, […]