Can I Strengthen My Bladder on My Own?

Bladder control issues are more common than you would expect, and women within a fairly wide age range can struggle with weakened pelvic muscles and urinary incontinence. Poor bladder control can begin post-childbirth as well as during the pre- and postmenopausal years of a woman’s life. Of course, we encourage women experiencing incontinence to contact…

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Can Pelvic Prolapse Be Prevented?

What is pelvic prolapse? Also called a pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic prolapse occurs when the vagina, uterus, small bowel, bladder, or rectum falls from its normal place. What causes pelvic prolapse to occur? Pelvic prolapse can occur when a woman’s pelvic floor muscles are weakened. Prolapse is most common post-childbirth. It is also common during…

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The Easy Way to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor

A weakened pelvic floor could lead to pelvic prolapse, a condition in which your pelvic organs will actually drop, or “prolapse,” from their position within your body because your muscles aren’t strong enough to hold them. Pelvic prolapse most often occurs post-childbirth, and it can also occur during or after menopause. The condition isn’t as…

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Take 5: Five Questions with Dr. Wittenberg on Urogynecology

Urogynecology is a field of medicine which specifically treats women experiencing pelvic floor disorders. Unlike gynecology, it is possible that many women are unfamiliar with urogynecology, when a urogynecologist is needed, and what kind of treatment they can expect. At the Urogynecology Center of San Francisco (UGCSF), we realize that although the field of urogynecology…

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