Do I Need to See a Urogynecologist? Five Symptoms That Say ‘Yes’

A urogynecologist is a physician who is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Urogynecologists are surgeons who specialize in the treatment and care of pelvic floor disorders, such as: Urinary and/or fecal incontinence Emptying disorders (bowel or otherwise) Overactive bladder Prolapse Pelvic pain Fistula Urogynecologists have additional education and training outside of…

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How to Make the Most out of an Appointment at UGCSF

Visiting a urogynecologist may not be your favorite part of a to-do list, but if you are experiencing pain, discomfort or an interrupted daily routine due to unpleasant urogynecological symptoms, don’t put off a visit to Dr. Wittenberg at the Urogynecology Center of San Francisco. We’ve carefully designed an office experience that caters to our…

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The Questions Your Urogynecologist Wants You to Ask

Perhaps you’re visiting a urogynecologist because of an issue like incontinence or pelvic prolapse.  Perhaps you suspect uterine fibroids or you’re finally ready to tackle heavy menstrual bleeding. Regardless of what brings you to an appointment with Dr. Heidi Wittenberg of the Urogynecology Center of San Francisco (UGCSF), there are questions you may hesitate to…

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UGCSF Patient Shares Her Experience with Interstitial Cystitis

A patient of the Urogynecology Center of San Francisco recently detailed her experience with interstitial cystitis and how she is feeling post-diagnosis after trying a few different treatment plans. You can view the patients’ blog post here. We invite patients to learn more about interstitial cystitis, including how the condition differs from a urinary tract…

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Five Uterine Fibroid Symptoms That Are Often Ignored

Most women with uterine fibroids are unaware that they have them. Although it’s a common condition, uterine fibroids can go undiagnosed because they typically mimic other conditions like heavy menstrual bleeding, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis or simply severe PMS. Unfortunately, women believe that these symptoms are a part of the typical menstruation experience, meaning…

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Is a Urogynecologist the Same as a Female Urologist?

Not every urological or pelvic condition is treated by both urogynecologists and female urologists. Sometimes, you’ll need to visit just one specialist in order to receive a diagnosis and treatment plan. What is a urogynecologist? A urogynecologist is a physician who has undergone specific education and training in order to be a sub-specialist in Female…

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What Can a Hysteroscopy Tell Me?

A hysteroscopy is a multi-purpose procedure that allows your physician the opportunity to closely examine your uterus’ lining (endometrium). In order to do so, he or she will use a hysteroscope, a thin tube lighted at its end. The hysteroscope is gently inserted into the vagina and carefully moved into the uterus through the cervix….

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Top Myths and Misconceptions about Urogynecology with Dr. Heidi Wittenberg

Dr. Wittenberg recently discussed some of the top myths and misconceptions surrounding urogynecology today. Many of these myths are deeply rooted in long-held beliefs about the female body, what it means to be a woman, and even modern concerns like the difficultly of diagnosing endometriosis. We encourage patients to read through Dr. Wittenberg’s comments below…

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