I’m Having Trouble Defecating… Is It Perineal Descent?
May 12, 2023
A weakened pelvic floor can lead to a range of issues, most commonly pelvic organ prolapse. Any instance that strains the pelvic floor muscles can cause them to stretch and weaken to the point that organs like the uterus (uterine prolapse) ,bladder (cystocele) or rectum (rectocele) fall through the vagina. Similarly, a weakened pelvic floor can cause perineal descent. Difficult […]
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 […]
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 […]
Cranberry Capsules vs. Juice: Which Is Better For Preventing UTIs?
January 29, 2021
More than 3 million Americans – mostly women – experience a urinary tract infection each year. Often, the first thing patients do is reach for the cranberry juice in their pantry (or head to the store to buy some). A urinary tract infection, or “UTI”, is usually an infection of the bladder, however in more serious cases the kidneys can […]
Curious About Vaginal Rejuvenation? You’re Not Alone
December 30, 2020
Did you know that there are over 60 million women over the age of 50 living in the United States? Did you know that every year in America around 2.5 million babies are born via vaginal delivery? While age and childbirth are two obvious factors that can seriously impact an individual’s pelvic and vaginal anatomy, there are also many women […]
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 […]
Gotta Go! Tips for Traveling with Incontinence
September 25, 2019
Traveling should be an exciting adventure. If you’re one of the 15 million Americans who struggle with incontinence on a daily basis, traveling may be your worst nightmare. With the holidays right around the corner, sitting on a plane or car for hours at a time may not be the most pleasant experience for you. If incontinence is holding you […]
When the Going Gets Tough: Urinary Urgency & Frequency
June 21, 2019
Urinary urgency and urinary frequency tend to fall in line together, almost like a couple of (wicked) sisters. Most women experience both, with one, the other follows. Well, ladies, let’s go a little further into detail about these diagnoses. To start, we have urinary urgency: the urgent desire to urinate. Have you ever been in the grocery store line checking […]
Why Don’t We Talk?
June 6, 2019
I can’t tell you how many women we talk to on a daily basis that have noticed changes vaginally, whether it’s a vaginal bulge or leakage when they cough or sneeze, but have never spoken to anyone about it. Often times they’re scared when they come in for their initial consult because they’re unsure of exactly what’s going on. They […]
Oops… Did You Just Pee A Little?
December 7, 2017
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can be a daily cause of irritation for its sufferers who struggle to deal with its symptoms. We live in a fast-paced era, whether we are on the move, working out, or traveling from point A to point B. The last thing we need is for something as unnecessary as a wet-mishap to delay our busy […]