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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 […]

Estrogen for Treatment of Recurrent UTIs

December 8, 2014

Why do I need vaginal estrogen before surgery? Vaginal estrogen in cream or pill form is often prescribed to post-menopausal women before vaginal surgeries. Estrogen is a hormone made predominantly by the ovaries. Under the influence of estrogen, the vaginal lining has a thicker cellular wall. When estrogen production decreases around the time of menopause, this results in a thinning […]

Are My Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections Caused by Prolapse?

March 11, 2013

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of any part of the urinary tract, including the urethra, bladder, ureters (the tubular connection between the kidneys and the bladder) or kidneys. A UTI occurs when bacteria travels into the urethra and up the urinary tract. UTI symptoms may include urinary urgency, frequency, and painful urination. In cases of more severe […]

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