Blog Archive

5 Causes of Chronic UTIs Oct 1st, 2019

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common, affecting more than half of all women at some point in their lives. Furthermore, these infections account for almost 25% of bacterial infections in women. But the fact that you have plenty of company won’t make the pain or burning any easier to deal...

When Should I See a Doctor About a Painful Bladder? Sep 1st, 2019

As a woman, you may be familiar with the sensations that accompany urinary tract infections (UTIs). Women are affected more often than men, and prompt treatment is key to both relieving the painful symptoms as well as preventing complications from the infection spreading to the kidneys and beyond. However, UTIs...

5 Reasons to Consider a Hysterectomy Aug 1st, 2019

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman’s uterus and sometimes the cervix. While a hysterectomy is usually a last resort, there are a number of reasons why getting one may be the best option.  If you need a hysterectomy, the caring surgeons at Southeast Urogyn can perform...

How Menopause Affects Your Sex Life (And What You Can Do About It) Jul 10th, 2019

Every woman experiences her own unique symptoms and experiences during and after menopause. Some women feel very little in the way of change, while others have a few pronounced symptoms, and yet others experience wide-ranging changes. Among the more common symptoms are hot flashes, sleep disruptions, and mood swings. And...

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Well Woman Exam May 31st, 2019

While there are drivers who run their cars until every warning light turns on, even they know it’s not good for the long-term mechanical health of the vehicle. The same holds true for your physical health. Maintaining your reproductive health requires attention to potential issues that have few symptoms, but...

The Surprising Treatment Option for Your Overactive Bladder May 8th, 2019

Urinary incontinence due to an overactive bladder has a high potential for embarrassment, since the urge to urinate isn’t predictable or easy to control. In many cases, it’s due to involuntary contractions of your bladder muscles, contractions that have no relationship to the fullness of your bladder. If you’ve ever...

When Should I See a Doctor About Painful Sex? Apr 23rd, 2019

When sex becomes painful before, during, or after, you’ve developed dyspareunia, a condition caused by medical, physical, or even psychological and emotional reasons. Regardless of its origin, however, it’s time to book an appointment with Southeast Urogyn in Jackson, Mississippi, when dyspareunia affects your enjoyment of sex and quality of...

3 Important Things to Know About Vaginal Mesh Mar 7th, 2019

The effects of pregnancy, menopause, or a hysterectomy can lead to a collapse of organ support tissue in your lower abdomen, a condition called pelvic organ prolapse (POP), usually causing a bulging in the vagina as it’s pressed outward from the weight of organs pressing from behind.   A treatment...

Why Vaginal Rejuvenation Is So Popular Among Postmenopausal Women Feb 1st, 2019

Estrogen is the hormone that drives your reproductive life as a woman. When you reach menopause, your ovaries – the prime estrogen factories in your body – shut down, releasing no more eggs and generating no more hormones. It’s a new and natural time for you. You’re free from concern...

What to Expect After Undergoing a Hysterectomy Jan 7th, 2019

If you need a hysterectomy, you’re going to undergo effects from substantial abdominal surgery, and there’s also potentially greater impact on your body if you’ve not yet gone through menopause. However, your specific experience depends on a range of factors including the type of hysterectomy you have and how menopause...

What to Consider When Choosing a Treatment for Urinary Incontinence Dec 19th, 2018

Urinary incontinence (UI) doesn’t discriminate: It affects millions of adults of all ages. In fact, an estimated 20 million adults are living with the stress and embarrassment of involuntary urinary leakage, and up to 80% of those affected are women. While the condition is not life-threatening, it can have a...

MonaLisa Touch: How Lasers Can Reverse Vaginal Atrophy Nov 29th, 2018

Your body may undergo a wide range of changes after menopause, and in fact, each woman typically develops a unique combination of effects of varying intensity. While not all women experience vaginal atrophy, those who do can find their lives affected -- from urinary tract issues to sexual dysfunctions. Medically,...

How BHRT Can Help Relieve the Symptoms of Menopause Oct 29th, 2018

Many women sail through the menopausal transition with a hot flash here and there and a few irregular menstrual cycles. Just enough to joke about and not enough to fuss over. Other women, however, soon learn what their mothers warned them about when they enter the trials and tribulation phase...

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedure Sep 26th, 2018

You may have been considering intimate cosmetic surgery or vaginal rejuvenation for a while now and are unsure which approach is right for you. These treatments vary from nonsurgical and minimally invasive to simple surgical procedures, and all have their pros and cons.Our medical team here at Southeast Urogyn in...

Estrogen Levels and How They Affect Vaginal Health Aug 17th, 2018

At any given moment, the hormones in your body are busy regulating your systems, governing your health in innumerable ways. These tiny messengers travel around, delivering crucial signals that cause your cells to jump into action. More often than not, you take these hormones for granted, until a sudden dip...

Could You Have a UTI? Jul 12th, 2018

One out of every five women in the United States will have a UTI at some point in their lives, and these pesky and painful infections account for almost 10 million doctor visits each year.At Southeast Urogyn, our goal is to help our patients in Jackson, Mississippi, quickly eliminate the...

How Mona Lisa Touch Can Help With Painful Sex Jun 8th, 2018

Women are often warned to expect vaginal dryness, burning, and other discomfort after menopause that can lead to pain during sexual intercourse. You may not realize, however, that childbirth, premenopausal changes, cancer therapies, and other conditions can also trigger changes in your vaginal tissue that may make sexual encounters painful...

How Does Menopause Affect Your Sexual Health? May 10th, 2018

Women expect hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings when they reach menopause, but they’re often not prepared for its broader impact on their wellbeing, especially the change in their sexual health.Each woman has a different experience, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe, but when problems develop, they’re primarily...

Vaginal Rejuvenation: More Nonsurgical Options than Ever Apr 20th, 2018

If you’ve been considering vaginal rejuvenation as a treatment for menopause symptoms or to revitalize the appearance of your vagina, but are put off by the risks of surgery, Southeast Urogyn may have the answers you seek.With the advancements being made in medical technology, there are now more nonsurgical vaginal...

How Does Botox Treat Overactive Bladder? Mar 23rd, 2018

Many of our patients at Southeast Urogyn in Jackson, Mississippi, experience symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB). The constant urge to urinate and inability to hold your urine can really disrupt your life.OAB can make it difficult to finish a presentation at work, create havoc during a simple trip to the...

Managing Hot Flashes and Night Sweats Mar 12th, 2018

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, and 75% experience hot flashes and night sweats.While misery loves company, these numbers may be of little consolation if...

What Causes Vaginal Dryness and How to Treat It Jan 25th, 2018

Vaginal dryness can cause a variety of issues that are not only uncomfortable but can be awkward to discuss. Symptoms may include vaginal itchiness or burning, abnormal discharge, and painful sexual relations.But you don’t have to feel embarrassed to discuss these issues with the urogynecologists at Southeast Urogyn. Our physicians...

The Truth About Cranberry Juice and UTIs Jan 2nd, 2018

Urinary tract infections affect 50-60% of women at some point in their lives. The condition can be painful, characterized by a strong urge to urinate, burning sensations, and cloudy or reddish-colored urine with a strong smell.While antibiotics are the “go to” remedy for a UTI, you may have heard that...

Mini-Guide: Urinary Incontinence During & After Pregnancy Dec 1st, 2017

When you lose urine involuntarily, it is called urinary incontinence. This health condition is common in many women during and following pregnancy. Incontinence can be a pronounced issue, or it can be occasional and moderate. Researchers have found that incontinence during pregnancy is likelier to occur with higher body mass...

Vaginoplasty vs. Labiaplasty: What’s the Difference? Oct 18th, 2017

It is a common experience for a woman to feel that her vaginal structures have become lax and started to sag after childbirth or with aging. The cosmetic procedure aimed at correcting these issues by tightening the vagina is called a vaginoplasty. Also sometimes called revirginization surgery, this procedure tightens...

7 Tips for Better Bladder Control Sep 26th, 2017

Individuals who struggle with bladder control, difficulty in getting the release of urine from the bladder to stop, suffer from the health condition of urinary incontinence.  While many American adults experience this condition, it is difficult to pinpoint the exact size of the population, simply because many people do not...

What Can You Do When Sex is Painful? Aug 25th, 2017

7000 women in the United Kingdom were asked if they had ever felt pan during sex – a condition with the medical name dyspareunia. The poll, findings of which were published in the British journal BJOG, found that sex is painful for almost 1 out of every 10 women.10% of...

Speaking to Your Urogynecologist about Cystitis Jul 24th, 2017

For many people, few things can be as anxiety inducing as new pain. This is especially true when that pain just seems to last and last with no real relief in sight. For women in particular, new abdominal or pelvic pain can be especially troubling as it can be difficult...

Bladder Drop Jun 19th, 2017

The body is really a remarkable thing when you think about it. It’s so intricately put together, that it’s almost impossible to fathom how every little part is somehow interconnected. For the majority of our lives, if we’re lucky, we rarely have to think about its daily functioning. After all,...

The Uses of Vaginal Mesh and Complication Concerns May 3rd, 2017

When it comes to medical information, there’s a lot to take in. This is especially true if you do your own research online and try to either diagnose yourself or come up with the right treatment for what you believe you have. As anyone who has ever been accused of...

Getting Your Life Back: Treatment and Relief for Painful Sex Apr 6th, 2017

There are certain health topics many women don’t feel comfortable discussing, which is understandable. However, you could be needlessly suffering if you haven’t brought your issues up with your doctor. There are treatments available for the majority of conditions and you may be surprised to know how common your condition...

Learn About Vaginal Rejuvenation and How It Can Improve Your Life Mar 6th, 2017

Let’s be honest.It’s rare for someone to actively want to go to the doctor. This is certainly true of the gynecologist. After all, you’re typically visiting because something seems amiss and you’re anxious, you’re not feeling well, or it’s time for your regular check-up which, let’s face it, may not...

Stop Suffering from Urinary Incontinence: The Treatments You Should Know Feb 8th, 2017

Have you been suffering due to urinary incontinence? This inconvenient and often embarrassing issue isn’t a popular topic of conversation. However, if your quality of life has diminished due to issues of bladder control, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Urinary incontinence is a very common condition that...