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Constipation Oct 16th, 2019

Have you heard of the movie “constipation?” No? That’s because it hasn’t come out yet.   (Do you find that you are spending more time on the toilet than you would like? Are you even considering replacing your toilet seat with a soft cushion because of the time you feel...

Lichen Sclerosus Jun 20th, 2019

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 found in postmenopausal women.  Serious disease can lead to...

Accidental Bowel Leakage: What You Need To Know Oct 20th, 2017

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 stages...

5 Ways To Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Sep 6th, 2017

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 function: It’s the sheet of muscle that supports the bladder,...

What Happens to Your Pelvic Floor After Childbirth Aug 1st, 2017

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 system is impacted by pregnancy and childbirth,...

5 Things To Know About Urinary Incontinence And Childbirth May 22nd, 2017

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 regain bladder control after you’ve...

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

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 childbirth), bladder, rectal, or uterine tissue may begin to bulge into the vagina....

Female Urinary Incontinence: What You Need To Know May 7th, 2017

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 embarrassment, but for others it can be a messier daily dilemma. But the...