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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.

 

Another use for Intravesical Botox? Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis

June 5, 2017 | Mary South, MD, MHA

Treating Interstitial Cystitis/Painful bladder syndrome (IC) poses a challenge to all practitioners. What works for some might not work for others. IC is characterized by urinary frequency, urinary urgency, nocturia combined with bladder and pelvic pain. The different causes of …


New Recommendations for Evaluating Microscopic Hematuria

May 29, 2017 | Mary South, MD, MHA

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Patients are sent to me three or four times per week for microscopic hematuria. That means that they have red blood cells (RBCs) found on urinalysis but not seen with the naked eye.

In the past, we have launched a …


The Do's and Don'ts of Urge Control

March 20, 2017 | Mary South, MD, MHA

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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 …


Gain control of your bladder and get back to life.

March 13, 2017 | Dr. Ray Bologna

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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 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 …