Urologic conditions can affect both men and women, thankfully our skilled staff at Adult & Pediatric Urology, LLC knows how to effectively treat and prevent issues when needed.
Some urologic conditions affect women differently, and urinary incontinence, (UI) urinary tract infections, (UTI) and kidney problems are much more common in women as their urinary tract is closer to their genital area than men. Different occurrences such as pregnancy, childbirth, sexual intercourse and other bacterias can play a big role in the more common occurrence of urologic conditions that affect women.
Other urologic issues that women may face include but are not limited to kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, hydronephrosis, polycystic kidney disease, overactive bladder, painful bladder syndrome, bladder prolapse, urethral syndrome and several cancers. Urologic cancers are fairly common and can include bladder cancer, kidney cancer and urethral cancer.
When the muscles and ligaments that support a woman’s pelvic organs weaken over time or from childbirth, the pelvic organs can drop (prolapse) and put uncomfortable pressure on the walls of the vagina. Symptoms include vaginal pain, lower back pain, a “lump” in the vagina, pain or bleeding during sexual intercourse, urine leakage, constipation or difficulty voiding oneself. These issues can worsen over time and it is vitally important to be seen by a trained physician to determine what the issue may be, form a proper diagnosis and determine the best course of action for treatment.
To properly diagnose, multiple tests may be performed and treatment can span from conservative measures that do not include surgery, such as medication or physical therapy or a surgical arbitration with many types of surgeries and procedures available based on the need and severity of each patient circumstance.
In order to properly treat any urologic issues and avoid further damage, please call us at (505) 327-9111.