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Constipation

Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the United States. Almost everyone experiences constipation at some point in their life. Most constipation is temporary and not serious.

Oct 16th, 2019
Lichen Sclerosus

It’s likely that you have never heard of lichen sclerosus before. However, this skin condition is not uncommon. It is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that typically affects the genital region and can affect women of any age. Although it is more often f

Jun 20th, 2019
Accidental Bowel Leakage: What You Need To Know

Accidental bowel leakage affects a significant part of the population  — 1 in 10 people at some time in their lives — and is much more common in women than in men. It’s a difficult topic that many are embarrassed to discuss, but it can affect women of all

Oct 20th, 2017
5 Ways To Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor

There’s one very important muscle that most gym trainers don’t mention: Your pelvic floor. Like any muscle group, your pelvic floor requires routine exercise to stay strong and function properly. And for women, the pelvic floor serves a pretty important fu

Sep 6th, 2017
What Happens to Your Pelvic Floor After Childbirth

The female pelvic system is a complex network of muscles and nerves, so it’s hardly surprising that giving birth can have lasting effects on the body. Luckily, as the field of urogynecology grows, doctors are better able to understand just how the pelvic s

Aug 1st, 2017
5 Things To Know About Urinary Incontinence And Childbirth

It’s not something your friends and family are likely to bring up at your baby shower, but urinary incontinence is a common (and annoying) side effect of pregnancy and childbirth. Here are five things you need to know about what to expect, and how to regai

May 22nd, 2017
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP): What You Need To Know

As we’ve covered in previous posts, the pelvic floor is a complex system of muscles with two major functions: supporting the vagina and pelvic organs, and maintaining urinary and bowel continence. But when those muscles are damaged (especially after child

May 22nd, 2017
Female Urinary Incontinence: What You Need To Know

Urinary leakage is a surprisingly common health problem, affecting 40 percent of women in the U.S. every year. For many women, it’s not uncommon to leak urine when laughing hard, coughing, sneezing, or exercising. For some, it’s a once-in-awhile embarrass

May 7th, 2017