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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 […]

Vaginal Dilators for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

January 14, 2016

Dyspareunia or pain with intercourse can be caused by a number of sources. If you are having pain with intercourse, it is important to see your gynecologist or urogynecologist to discuss your symptoms and to undergo a pelvic exam to see what is causing your pain. Some common causes for pain with intercourse include vaginal dryness in post-menopausal women, pelvic […]

Patients begin with the narrowest dilator size and slowly increase in size over time. This allows for a slight expansion and relaxation of the vaginal walls. The dilator is placed inside the vagina daily for 10-15 minutes a day. Use should never be painful. Using the stimulation helps to further relax the pelvic floor muscles. Dilators may be used in […]

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

June 5, 2015

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is often used in the treatment of a wide variety of Conditions. The condition that is most responsive to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction where over contractility of the pelvic floor muscles causes symptoms such as Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS), Overactive Bladder (OAB),constipation, dyspareunia (painful intercourse), urinary obstruction, and vulvodynia (pain referred to […]

What is Dyspareunia?

March 27, 2013

Dyspareunia is persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs before during or after intercourse. Causes may be physical or psychological in origin. A thorough patient history, pelvic exam and sometimes imaging such as ultrasound or CT may be utilized to determine the cause. Symptoms vary depending on the origin or the pain. Pain may occur upon entry or with shallow […]

Community Support for Women with Pelvic Floor Disorders

May 10, 2012

While pelvic floor disorders (PFD) such as pelvic organ prolapse, bladder control and bowel control problems are not commonly talked about, many women experience these conditions. The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) is a physician-based organization founded in 1979 which offers an online community for women with PFD. You can join the conversation, ask physician experts questions and read about other […]

Pessary for Prolapse

February 8, 2012

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 inserted and removed […]

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