Urology Specialists’ own Dr. Lauren Wood Thum recently led a discussion on the symptoms and causes of overactive bladder and fecal incontinence, along with a patient’s treatment options. Dr. Wood specifically focuses on Medtronic’s InterStim and NURO systems, and why these cutting-edge treatments are good options for many patients.
Are you struggling with urinary incontinence? If so, you’re just like millions of people worldwide. But just because it’s common, doesn’t mean it’s normal. Dr. Lauren Wood Thum recently wrote a piece in The Prarie Doc about the importance of seeking treatment for urinary incontinence from a board-certified urologist.
If you have occasional bladder leakage but are too embarrassed to reveal this to your physician, you are not alone. Although this is a very common issue, it is believed that half of women do not report this to their doctor.
Some traits men inherit from family members can be welcome. Others like baldness and risks for developing cancer, not so much. When it comes to prostate cancer how does family history affect your prostate cancer risk?
Going to see a urologist might seem like a big deal, but when it’s time, it’s time. Don’t delay, do not pass go, do not collect … well, you know the rest. In all seriousness, there are some clear red flags that it’s time to see a urologist and here they are.
Ask anyone who has ever passed a kidney stone if they would like to do it again. Chances are, your answer will be an immediate “no!” It can be one of the most painful things, maybe next to childbirth, that a person can endure.
Childbirth is one of the main causes for pelvic floor disorders, and it can become more severe with each birth, especially if the labor was long or difficult. There are many things all women should know about pelvic floor disorders so let’s review them one at a time.
You may have noticed some recent ads on TV about Peyronie’s disease. Many people had never even heard about Peyronie’s, but it is believed that up to 23% of men are suffering from this inflammatory disease.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH is what is known as an enlarged prostate. It may sound scary, but should you be concerned about an enlarged prostate? This depends on your age, whether you are symptomatic, and how severe those symptoms are.
If this has ever happened to you, you know how embarrassing (and a little scary) a bladder leak can be, especially the first time. Then it begins to occur more frequently. Is it normal as I grow older, and why does my bladder leak when I cough?