Blog Archive

Weight loss and bladder leakage Jan 30th, 2020

Urinary incontinence affects millions of women.  It can affect a woman's quality of life and can prevent her from doing the things she enjoys.  Obesity is another major health crisis with one third of people now considered obese.  Weight loss has been known to help a variety of medical problems...

Vaginal dryness and sexual dysfunction Dec 30th, 2019

Women in the years before menopause often experience a wide variety of symptoms including decline in their sexual function.  In a recent study in the journal Menopause, 70.6% of participating women between the ages of 40 and 55 reported sexual dysfunction.  About half of the younger women (ages 40-45) and...

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...