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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Why Do Many Women Ignore Unpleasant Gynecological Symptoms?

Unfortunately, women of all ages are guilty of avoiding a visit to their provider when they’re experiencing unpleasant gynecological symptoms. Some hope that the symptoms will simply go away. Ignoring or wishing away a medical issue may be tempting (and easy to do!), but gynecological symptoms or changes to reproductive health are not in the…

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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 Top 7 Menopausal Changes Women Should Expect

1. Hot flashes – One of the most well-known symptoms of menopause is the hot flash. A hot flash is a sudden feeling of heat and warmth felt in the chest, neck, and face. A hot flash can range in intensity — some women experience overwhelming rushes of heat, while others find that it is…

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