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Bladder Problems

A laugh, cough, or sneeze becomes a source of anxiety; a hasty escape becomes routine; scanning for restroom signs becomes a preoccupation—these are stresses that women shouldn’t suffer. Yet, the National Institutes of Health report that 50% of all women have some level of urinary incontinence, and about 20% over the age of 75 struggle daily. The good news is that this doesn’t have to be the case.


The Do’s and Don’ts of Urge Control

March 20, 2017 | Dr. Mary South, MD

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Education is key in caring for our bodies. Sometimes what we think is the best thing to do for our bodies is really the worst thing we could do…a small amount of reliable information can go a long way.

I remember trying to lose weight after having one of my kids and eating a low-fat diet. Read more


Gain control of your bladder and get back to life.

March 13, 2017 | Dr. Ray Bologna, MD

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Although we have posted similar blogs in the past, this article was recently published by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and we wanted to share it with our Accidental Sisterhood followers:

It’s a problem millions of women experience but often fail to mention to their health care provider: urinary incontinence or loss of bladder control. Read more


Leakage During Life’s Intimate Moments

February 20, 2017 | Dr. Ray Bologna, MD

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Oftentimes, the reason a patient finally makes an appointment to discuss urinary leakage is that she is experiencing leakage during intimate moments. For many patients, this is an extension of other times they experience urinary frequency, urgency, or leakage.

Although it’s not an easy topic to discuss, it’s important to understand what’s causing these issues in order to start on the right track toward a solution. Read more


To Mesh or Not to Mesh Part 2: Mesh and Stress Incontinence

November 14, 2016 | Dr. Janelle Morgan Evans, MS, MD, FACOG

Understanding Mesh
There is a common misperception since the fallout from the 2011 FDA warnings regarding polypropylene mesh products – that all mesh is very risky and can cause serious harm to a large percentage of patients. This change in public thinking and rampant reminder of mesh issues via legal advertisements and mailings has certainly changed the way that we, as Urogynecologists, counsel and treat patients. Read more


What is Mona Lisa Touch?

October 25, 2016 | Dr. Mary South, MD

Dr. Mary South talks about a revolutionary technology called Mona Lisa Touch vaginal laser therapy: a minimally invasive, in-office procedure to help to minimize the symptoms of vaginal atrophy. Read more


Behavioral Modifications That Help You Manage Your Symptoms

October 3, 2016 | Dr. Mary South, MD

Most women with overactive bladder know that your bladder (detrusor muscle) may contract without permission. Decreasing bladder irritation can help you manage symptoms like urgency and frequency.

MODIFY YOUR DIET

Since bladder irritants come in many forms—from diet to activity—and affect people differently, your first job is to identify which irritants are most troublesome for you personally. Read more