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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 […]

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: How Does It Happen, and How Can It Be Treated?

October 26, 2020

If you’re experiencing pelvic organ prolapse, or POP, you likely have many questions. Our team at Austin Urogynecology has decades of experience in understanding, diagnosing, and treating pelvic organ prolapse. In this blog, we’ll answer the most common questions about the condition. How does pelvic organ prolapse happen? This prolapse occurs when surrounding organs drop into the vagina. This can […]

What to Expect After Vaginal Delivery

September 4, 2020

Expectant mothers have a lot to look forward to and plenty to learn, so we thought we’d give a rundown on our area of expertise: the female pelvic anatomy. Here’s what to look out for after vaginal birth. Transcription: EN: There are a lot of changes that occur after vaginal deliveries that can be really overwhelming and scary, and leave […]

What is that bulge down there?! Prolapse explained.

September 10, 2019

Pressure, heaviness, and a bulging sensation in your lady area – is this normal? Why are you feeling this? Well ladies, continue to read along and see if a consult for prolapse is right for you. What is prolapse? Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can mean several things. One possibility is that your bladder is dropping. Or your uterus or even […]

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 […]

When do we take care of ourselves?

September 21, 2018

Women are amazing and play so many roles in life; mother, wife, partner, parent, friend, daughter, sister, coworker, the list goes on. Time and time again women come in stating they have taken care of everyone else and now it is finally time to take care of themselves. With all of our roles, responsibilities, time, and care for others, we […]

Why Can’t Mommy Jump On the Trampoline?

September 4, 2017

Let’s face it, as we grow older, we’re not always able to do some of the things we enjoy with the same comfort and enthusiasm we did when we were young. And with summer now here, chances are you’re going to be spending some time with the family outside. Sometimes, unknown or undiagnosed medical issues can create, what we’ve come […]

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Something falling out of the vagina

August 15, 2015

What is a prolapse? A prolapse is a dropping of surrounding organs into the vagina. This can include the bladder (cystocele), uterus, small intestine (enterocele) or rectum (rectocele). In some cases, there is prolapse of all of these organs, causing a significant sensation of pelvic pressure, a vaginal bulge or even of something “falling out of the vagina.” Prolapse is […]

Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse Common?

May 11, 2015

One of the most common conditions we see at Austin Urogynecology is pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is the result of a relaxation of the pelvic supportive fascia and muscles that work to hold the bladder, uterus and rectum in place. Incidence of pelvic organ prolapse is fairly common and increases with age and an increase in overall […]

Vaginal Hormone Use Before Prolapse Surgery

January 16, 2015

Why do I need vaginal hormone cream before my pelvic prolapse surgery? Vaginal estrogen in cream or pill form is often prescribed to menopausal women before vaginal surgeries, such as prolapse surgery. Estrogen is a hormone made predominantly by the ovaries. Under the influence of estrogen, the vaginal lining has a thick cellular wall. When estrogen production decreases around the […]

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