What is Urogynecology? Urogynecology is a sub-specialty within Obstetrics and Gynecology that is dedicated to the treatment of urology-related issues; such as a weak pelvic floor, urinary incontinence, or vaginal or uterine prolapse.
Who needs to see an urogynecologist? Some of the most common issues and treatments include:
- Bladder control/incontinence - While urinary incontinence is often joked about – especially by women who have had children, it’s really no laughing matter. The discomfort and embarrassment can lead women to feeling as though they can’t live the life they want to live. Now they don’t have to. Dr. Jenkins offers many surgical and non-surgical procedures to help women manage their incontinence.
- Nocturia – Do you get up through the night to use the bathroom? While many women blame restroom wakeups on having too much water or other drinks at night. While that could be the case once in a while, if it’s occurring often there may be a medical condition at the root of the problem.
- Bladder, urinary tract, or yeast infections – Pain while urinating is a clear sign of a problem. Unfortunately, it could be one of several problems and the only way to know for sure is to see a physician for a urinary test. Bladder and urinary tract infections can typically be treated with an antibiotic while yeast infections usually require inserts or special ointment.
For more information about urogynecology and the conditions and treatments it includes, call the office of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine today.