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Help! Does my leaky bladder mean its fallen? Nov 28th, 2019

A common misconception that we hear at the Center for Urogynecology is "I have a leaky bladder so it must have dropped!" A leaky bladder and a fallen bladder are not necessarily one and the same.  Very often, women will develop urinary incontinence either after the birth of their children...

Bladder slings and stress incontinence Nov 12th, 2019

It may happen when you laugh but it is NOT funny!  Stress urinary incontinence, or the leakage of urine with coughing, laughing or other activities affects about 1 out of 3 women.  Stress incontinence can really affect a woman's quality of life by limiting her activities.    Treatment options for...

Botox and Bladder Control Oct 22nd, 2019

Botox is a drug that is derived from the botulinium toxin.  It may sound scary, but botox is actually used all over the body for multiple medical conditions from chronic migraines to cosmetics.   In the bladder, botox relaxes the bladder muscle allowing it to store more urine and not involuntary...

Cranberries and UTIs? Oct 7th, 2019

While there are a few studies that show that cranberry juice may reduce the number of symptomatic UTIs, most show that there is no difference in UTIs in women who drink cranberry juices versus those that do not.  Therefore, cranberry juice cannot be recommended for the prevention of UTIs.  There...