gynecology, urogynecology, aesthetic vaginal surgery
 

Uro / Gynecology

What is a Urogynecologist?

A Urogynecologist is a gynecologist who has specialized training in the care of women with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. The Pelvic Floor is the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue, and nerves that help support and control the rectum, uterus, vagina, and bladder. The pelvic floor can be damaged by childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease or surgery.

Some problems due to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and their symptoms are:

Incontinence
Loss of bladder or bowel control, leakage of urine or feces.

Prolapse
Descent of pelvic organs; a bulge and/or pressure; "dropped uterus, bladder, vagina or rectum"

Emptying Disorders
difficulty urinating or moving bowels.

Pelvic (or Bladder) Pain
Discomfort, burning or other uncomfortable pelvic symptoms, including bladder or urethral pain.

Overactive Bladder
Frequent need to void, bladder pressure, urgency, urgency incontinence or difficulty holding back a full bladder.



Abnormal Bleeding

Most women experience abnormal uterine bleeding at least once during their reproductive years. The most common times that women experience heavy menstrual periods are during the first few years of menstruation during adolescence and during the final two to three years of menstruating before menopause.

Abnormal Pap

Regular Pap tests and early treatment can prevent most types of cervical cancer. However, abnormal results of a "pap smear" usually mean you have an HPV infection, and is not necessarily an indication of cancer.

Bone Density Scanning

Bone density scanning, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) or bone densitometry, is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss. DXA is today's established standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD).

Bladder Problems

Emptying Disorders
difficulty urinating or moving bowels.

Gardasil / HPV Vaccine

GARDASIL is the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that helps protect against 4 types of HPV. In girls and young women ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 2 types of HPV that cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause 90% of genital warts cases. In boys and young men ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 90% of genital warts cases.

GARDASIL also helps protect girls and young women ages 9 to 26 against 70% of vaginal cancer cases and up to 50% of vulvar cancer cases.

Implanon - Implantable Birth Control

Incontinence
Loss of bladder or bowel control, leakage of urine or feces.

Osteoporosis

Overactive Bladder Frequent need to void, bladder pressure, urgency, urgency incontinence or difficulty holding back a full bladder.

Pelvic (or Bladder) Pain
Discomfort, burning or other uncomfortable pelvic symptoms, including bladder or urethral pain.

Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

Prolapse
Descent of pelvic organs; a bulge and/or pressure; "dropped uterus, bladder, vagina or rectum"

Vaginal Prolapse

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