Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

What is Urinary Incontinence? According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), urinary incontinence simply means leaking urine. Incontinence can range from leaking just a few drops of urine to complete emptying of the bladder. Symptoms Urgency – Having a strong urge to urinate Nocturia – Waking from sleep to urinate Dysuria – Painful urination Nocturnal enuresis – Leaking urine […]

What is Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian Cancer: What Is It? Doctor examining tests

What is Ovarian Cancer? Ovarian cancer is a growth of malignant cells that starts in a woman’s ovaries, or the reproductive glands that produce ova. While ovarian cancer takes place in the ovaries, cancer that begins elsewhere in a female’s body and ends up in the ovaries is not considered the same thing. Ovarian tumors in […]

Yeast Infections

Yeast Infections

What is a Yeast Infection? According to ACOG, a yeast infection (also known as, Candidiasis) is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus, Candida. Who′s at risk of getting a vaginal yeast infection? Women of all ages, including young girls can get vaginal yeast infections. Almost all women will get a yeast infection at some point in […]

Urodynamic Testing

Urodynamic Testing

Urodynamic Testing Guide Urodynamic testing is a series of tests that is simple and painless. This study allows the evaluation of any problems your bladder may have with storing and/or emptying urine. Your lower urinary tract The lower urinary tract has two main functions, storing and emptying urine. The bladder is a muscle-lined organ which […]

Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections

How do Urinary Tract Infections develop? Most UTIs start in the lower urinary tract, which is made up of the urethra and bladder.  Bacteria from the bowel live on the skin near the anus or in the vagina. Since women’s urethras are located at the in the front of the vagina, they are more prone to […]

What is HPV and how can I reduce my risk of getting it?

The Human Papillomavirus, also known as HPV, is a sexually transmitted virus. Over 80% of people will be infected by HPV at some point in their life. There are around 200 types of HPV. There are types of HPV that are considered “low risk” because they are not known to cause cervical cancer. They can, […]

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Vaginal Rejuvenation

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation? Essentially, vaginal rejuvenation is a procedure to tighten the vaginal canal. Aging, childbirth, or the combination of both sometimes causes anatomical changes that may affect normal function of the vagina. Performed as an outpatient procedure, Vaginal Rejuvenation is a surgical procedure to tighten the vaginal canal and reduce the size of the vaginal […]