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How Botox® Can Calm Your Overactive Bladder

The inability to control urine flow can be an embarrassing and isolating condition. Some causes of overactive bladder trace back to spasms of muscles controlling bladder function. You now have a surprising treatment ally: Botox®.
Sep 1st, 2023

It's Time for Your Well Woman Exam; Here's What to Expect

As a woman, an annual checkup with your primary care physician isn’t enough. You need specialist attention from a gynecology practice to establish the special attention you need for both your reproductive health and your comfort.
Aug 1st, 2023

The Many Benefits of a Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy

About 600,000 women have hysterectomies each year in the United States. The procedure used to require open surgery with large incisions, but contemporary techniques reduce the impact, speeding healing and reducing infection.
Jul 11th, 2023

Is There a Solution for My Menopausal Symptoms?

Every woman experiences menopause, but each may have her own menopause experience. While there are common symptoms, these combine in unique ways. Similarly, you may need your own blend of solutions for the effects of menopause.
Jun 1st, 2023

What's Causing My Frequent Need to Urinate?

When you need to urinate eight or more times a day, you’re right to suspect that something’s up, particularly when it lasts longer than a day or two and there’s no attributable cause, like an increase in fluid intake. Here are some possible causes.
May 2nd, 2023

What Treatments Can Tighten My Vagina?

Childbirth, genetics, and time all conspire to change your body over time. Your vagina changes throughout your life, so there may come a point where you’re dissatisfied with current conditions. There are treatments that can tighten your vagina.
Apr 6th, 2023

The Link Between Postmenopause and Painful Sex

Life after menopause should be a time when it’s easy to enjoy intimacy, since worries of unexpected pregnancy are gone. Unfortunately, the hormonal changes that accompany postmenopause also affect your body and sometimes your sexual response.
Mar 9th, 2023

I Have Chronic UTIs: Can You Help?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infections that women experience. But chronic UTIs, occurring three or more times a year, are less common. The causes, though, can be treated.
Jan 1st, 2023

How Hormones Levels Are Evaluated

The chemical messengers running many of the systems in your body, hormones work best when their levels balance among themselves. When one overproduces or another falls off, you can suffer health issues that need evaluation.
Dec 6th, 2022

Is Sex Painful? You May Need an Estrogen Replacement

Changes that happen after menopause usually result from hormone imbalances and their effects on your body, which can be temporary or permanent. It’s not unusual for women to experience menopause-related discomfort and pain during and after sex.
Oct 7th, 2022

What a Well-Woman Exam Covers

For many health conditions, prevention is the best way to minimize the impact on your daily living. That’s the principle behind a well-woman exam. Rather than a regular chore to endure, it’s an opportunity to keep ahead of potential health problems.
Sep 14th, 2022

My Urinary Incontinence Is an Issue: What Can I Do?

While urinary incontinence is a common problem after pregnancy and menopause, it’s not inevitable, and there are plenty of treatments that help. Incontinence isn’t a single issue though, so your solution depends on the nature of the problem.
Aug 10th, 2022

6 Symptoms of Vaginal Atrophy and How We Can Help

Common after menopause, vaginal atrophy may be the result of the decrease in natural estrogen production. But you don’t have to suffer: We offer a number of treatments for this condition.
May 1st, 2022

How Often Should I Have a Well Woman Exam?

While you may equate a well woman exam with a Pap smear, it goes far beyond that. It’s more about overall health and learning about your body, which often goes through profound changes over short periods of time.
Apr 1st, 2022

Regain Control of Your Bladder with Axonics

Overactive bladder arises from such conditions as menopause, diabetes, or neurological disorders. While the causes are varied, the embarrassments and life disruptions are the same. Axonics® therapy may be the answer.
Feb 1st, 2022

Using Botox® to Treat Incontinence

Since approval for cosmetic use in 2002, Botox® has been a huge success. It’s a surprise to some to learn that Botox was originally developed to stop muscle spasms around the eyes, a property that also treats incontinence due to an overactive bladder.
Jan 1st, 2022

What Problems Can a Decrease in Estrogen Cause?

Though menopause is a natural phase of a woman’s life, its effects can sometimes feel anything but natural. The decrease in estrogen production is the cause behind many of these problems, which vary in number and intensity depending on the woman.
Dec 1st, 2021

Sex Shouldn't Hurt

For a woman, painful sex can happen for a wide range of reasons, whether physical, emotional, or psychological. Occasional issues are common, but when the problem becomes chronic, you may need medical help to find resolution.
Nov 1st, 2021

When to See a Doctor About Vaginal Dryness

While vaginal dryness can affect women of any age, it’s a commonly shared symptom for women who have reached menopause. Though it’s possible to manage mild symptoms yourself, some women may need a doctor to treat major cases.
Oct 4th, 2021

5 Potential Signs of Uterine Prolapse

The uterus suspends inside the pelvis through the combined efforts of ligaments, muscles, and other tissue. When these fail, the uterus can drop down, pressing into the vaginal canal, a common condition called uterine prolapse.
Sep 1st, 2021

Why You Shouldn't Ignore a UTI

Urinary tract infections are common, particularly for women, but that doesn’t mean they’re harmless. Left untreated, UTIs have several potential complications, some of which can be serious enough to threaten your life.
Aug 5th, 2021

The Different Types of Urinary Incontinence

Do you experience urinary incontinence? If so, help is available. However, treatment is dependent on the type you have. Read on to learn about the different types of incontinence.
Jul 26th, 2021

Is Vaginal Mesh Safe?

The Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of certain kits for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse. These kits included synthetic mesh, prompting some confusion about its safety. However, the kits, not the mesh, are the issue.
Jun 15th, 2021

When to Schedule a Well-Woman Exam

It can be tempting to only go to the doctor when you feel sick. However, skipping well-woman exams can allow diseases and conditions to go undiagnosed, which can lead to serious health problems in the future. Read on to learn more.
May 9th, 2021

4 Signs of Interstitial Cystitis

A frequent and painful urge to urinate may not necessarily be due to a bladder infection. Interstitial cystitis has some of the same symptoms, but it’s a chronic condition and is usually unrelated to bladder infections. Read on to learn more.
Apr 7th, 2021

How do Hormones Affect Sexual Pain?

As a woman, you likely already know the wide ranging effects that varying hormone levels can cause. Not only can a decline in estrogen cause physical conditions that contribute to painful sex, but the decline may also play a role in pain perception.
Mar 8th, 2021

Fecal Incontinence After Hemorrhoid Surgery

When hemorrhoids are severe enough to warrant surgery, there are potential complications and side effects. Fecal incontinence is one such problem, though it’s typically a temporary issue.
Feb 9th, 2021

Uterine Prolapse: Early Warning Signs and Effective Treatments

The pelvis is a busy place for women, and their reproductive lives can take a toll on the support tissues that hold their organs in place. Read on to learn the risk factors for uterine prolapse, the early warning signs, and the treatment options.
Jan 21st, 2021

What to do About Chronic Bladder Pain

Chronic bladder pain can have a major impact on the life of someone who suffers from it. Read on to find out what can cause it and what can treat it.
Nov 9th, 2020

Understanding an Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder can cause urinary incontinence, incomplete urination, frequent nighttime trips to the bathroom, and other issues. Read on to learn what causes overactive bladder and how the condition can be treated.
Sep 21st, 2020

Tips for Handling Summertime Hot Flashes

Hot flashes can burn you up no matter what the weather is, but the hot temperatures of summer can make the experiences even worse. Read on to learn how to handle hot flashes during the summer.
Aug 23rd, 2020

What to Expect During Your First Well Woman Exam

You may be nervous about your first well woman examination. It’s an important part of maintaining your reproductive health throughout your life. Ease the apprehension by learning about what to expect during your first visit.
Jun 18th, 2020

What are the Benefits of a Hysterectomy?

Hysterectomies are one of the most common surgeries performed on women. This is because the procedure can provide permanent relief from many disorders of the female reproductive system. Read on to learn more.
May 26th, 2020

Advantages of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Since the 1940s, women have been benefiting from traditional hormone therapy to combat the symptoms of menopause. Now there’s bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Read on to learn what it is as well as its benefits.
Mar 9th, 2020

Can Kegel Exercises Really Help Prevent Uterine Prolapse?

Uterine prolapse can cause urinary and bowel issues while interfering with your overall comfort through the day. It can even affect your enjoyment of sex. Most women affected by uterine prolapse can benefit from a routine of Kegel exercises.
Feb 1st, 2020

Fecal Incontinence: What you Need to Know

Accidental bowel leakage affects most people at some point in their lives, but it shouldn’t be a chronic condition. If you need treatment, there’s help. Lifestyle changes, medications, and surgery can reduce or eliminate the problem.
Jan 1st, 2020

How Menopause Affects Your Mental Health

Not all of the effects of menopause are physical. Menopause, which is brought on by hormonal changes that occur at the end of a woman’s reproductive life, can also cause depression, mood swings, and other mental issues.
Dec 1st, 2019

Is Incontinence Normal After Pregnancy?

Urinary incontinence is a problem many women experience during pregnancy, and it can persist even after childbirth. Read on to learn the potential causes of postpartum incontinence.
Nov 1st, 2019

5 Causes of Chronic UTIs

Left untreated, urinary tract infections (UTIs) can cause kidney damage and even life-threatening system-wide infections. Read on to find out some of the causes of chronic UTIs.
Oct 1st, 2019

5 Reasons to Consider a Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy, which is the removal of the uterus and sometimes the cervix, is a serious medical procedure. There are many things to think about before getting one. Keep reading to find out five reasons why a hysterectomy may be necessary.
Aug 1st, 2019

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Well Woman Exam

Even when you’re feeling fine, skipping an annual well woman exam will put you at risk later. Early screenings can detect and prevent several types of cancer, and your visit is the ideal time to ask questions and learn more about your health.
Jun 1st, 2019

The Surprising Treatment Option for Your Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder can quickly overtake your life. Struggling to control bladder leakage and planning every move around the availability of bathrooms can take the joy and spontaneity out of your life. Fortunately, Botox® offers a practical solution.
May 8th, 2019

When Should I See a Doctor About Painful Sex?

Painful sex not only affects your enjoyment, it can even interfere with your relationship. There are many factors, both physical and mental, that can contribute to this condition, medically called dyspareunia.
Apr 23rd, 2019

3 Important Things to Know About Vaginal Mesh

Vaginal mesh is a surgical treatment for uterine prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. It’s been in the news due to complications occurring after surgery, so you may be wondering about it. Here’s the scoop.
Mar 7th, 2019

What to Expect After Undergoing a Hysterectomy

There’s no question that a hysterectomy is life-altering. It’s a major surgical procedure that not only requires some recovery time, but may also cause some dramatic changes in your body’s hormonal balance.
Jan 7th, 2019

How BHRT Can Help Relieve the Symptoms of Menopause

Menopause is a natural and unavoidable part of life. But when the symptoms you’re experiencing are more than you bargained for, there’s no reason to suffer in silence. Find out what bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can do for you.
Oct 29th, 2018

Vaginal Rejuvenation: More Nonsurgical Options than Ever

Childbirth, menopause, and hormonal changes can negatively affect your vaginal health. At Southeast Urogyn, the experienced medical team offers vaginal rejuvenation services to restore your vaginal functional and appearance.
Apr 20th, 2018

Estrogen Levels and How They Affect Vaginal Health

Estrogen plays a significant role in a woman’s life, governing most of her female characteristics. These sex hormones also have considerable influence over your vaginal health, something which largely goes unnoticed until estrogen levels drop.
Aug 17th, 2018

Could You Have a UTI?

If feel an intense urge to urinate or a burning sensation when you do, chances are you have a urinary tract infection, which account for 10 million doctor visits annually. Read on to learn how to prevent, recognize the symptoms, and treat UTIs.
Jul 12th, 2018

How Mona Lisa Touch Can Help With Painful Sex

Vaginal atrophy can cause painful sex, and MonaLisa Touch® may be the solution. Find out how this advanced therapy can relieve pain by boosting your body’s natural ability to rebuild healthy vaginal tissue without hormones, injections, or surgery.
Jun 8th, 2018

How Does Menopause Affect Your Sexual Health?

As if hot flashes and night sweats aren’t enough to manage, menopause often affects your sexual health, from losing the desire to painful intercourse and getting less enjoyment during sex.
May 10th, 2018

How Does Botox Treat Overactive Bladder?

You’ve heard what Botox® can do for your wrinkles. But did you know it can help with your overactive bladder symptoms and put you back in charge of bathroom breaks?
Mar 23rd, 2018

Managing Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

If you feel like you’re contributing to global warming every time you have a hot flash, you’re in good company. Approximately 6,000 women reach menopause each day in the United States. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to manage your hot flashes and pu
Mar 12th, 2018

Bladder Drop

Learn Signs and Treatments for Bladder Drop
Jun 19th, 2017