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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 […]

Understanding Perineal Descent

April 7, 2022

Perineal descent is a condition in which the perineum – the area between the genitals and the anus – begins to bulge and descends below the bony outlet of the pelvis. Perineal descent is also commonly referred to as “descending perineum syndrome”, “perineal bulging”, “perineal relaxation”, or a “bulging perineum”. One of the primary causes of perineal descent is chronic […]

Traveling From Houston To Austin For Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery

April 6, 2022

Austin, Texas is renowned for being one of the top cities to visit due to its stellar cultural and food scenes. It also happens to be home to Dr. George Shashoua, one of the nation’s top pelvic floor specialists (check out our testimonials). Board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Shashoua has over 25 years of experience treating […]

Traveling From Dallas to Austin for Vaginal Prolapse Repair

March 28, 2022

Austin, Texas has become a vacation hot spot due to its top notch cultural and culinary scenes. It also happens to be home to Austin Urogynecology and Dr. George Shashoua, a nationally top-ranked surgeon who is board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Because it’s critical to find an experienced surgeon for intricate surgeries like vaginal prolapse repair, women […]

Traveling From San Antonio to Austin for da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy

February 2, 2022

Austin, Texas has a national reputation for being one of the best cities to visit due to its top notch cultural and culinary scenes. It also happens to be home to Austin Urogynecology and Dr. George Shashoua, a nationally top-ranked surgeon who is board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Given how critical it is to find an experienced […]

What Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

January 28, 2022

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that form a sling across the pelvic opening, which supports the pelvic organs and helps keep them in place. This includes the vagina, uterus, bladder, bowels, and rectum. Because these are some of the primary sexual and digestive organs in the body, it should go without saying that the pelvic floor performs […]

What Is Perineal Descent?

January 21, 2022

When the perineum (the area between the anus and the vagina) begins to bulge and descend below the bony outlet of the pelvis, it can cause discomfort and difficulty in daily life. This condition, known as perineal descent, is commonly a result of chronic straining in patients experiencing constipation, however there are several other conditions that can weaken the pelvic […]

What Can I Do About Vaginal Looseness?

June 11, 2021

Vaginal looseness (or vaginal laxity) is a condition that can create a lot of stress in women’s lives. Women who are sexually active and experiencing vaginal looseness may feel self-conscious during sex, which can lead to performance anxiety and seriously affect their confidence. Vaginal looseness is usually a result of natural causes, like vaginal birth and aging. If you find […]

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 […]

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