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Do You Have Urinary Incontinence? Qualify Your Symptoms With This Quiz

Urinary incontinence affects millions of women, but many often fail to recognize the symptoms until the problem worsens. Use this quiz to qualify your symptoms and learn if you may need to seek female incontinence treatment. Female urinary incontinence is a potentially debilitating condition that affects as many as 65 million women across the world. This condition can severely disrupt your daily activities, including your daily work schedule, regular physical activities, and social life. There are many factors that increase your risk of developing urinary incontinence, including age, weight, childbirth, and pelvic surgery history. Once it develops, it rarely resolves on its own and often continues to worsen through the years. If you recognize certain female incontinence symptoms, your gynecologist can help diagnose your condition and provide you with treatment options. If you’re not yet sure if you have the right symptoms, you can use the following quiz to determine if you… Read More

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Do I Need Bladder Surgery for My Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Your chances of experiencing pelvic organ prolapse increase greatly as you age. Pelvic organ prolapse is especially common in women who have given birth. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when organs of the lower abdomen descend, putting pressure on the vaginal walls and causing vaginal bulging. Prolapse is typically due to pelvic floor muscle weakness or damage following surgery or childbirth.

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Do You Have a UTI? Find Out Now and Get Treated

If you suspect you have a urinary tract infection, visit your gynecologist as soon as possible to get tested and treated. What Is a Urinary Tract Infection? If you are a sexually-active female, then you are naturally at risk for getting a urinary tract infection. UTIs develop as a result of fecal bacteria spreading to the urinary tract through the urethra. Women have much shorter urethras than men. Therefore, women have a much higher likelihood of getting a UTI. Bacteria and germs are pushed into the urethra during sex. Your partner’s penis, fingers, or other objects that touch the vagina during intercourse can spread this bacteria.

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How to Manage an Overactive Bladder One Day at a Time

Ask your doctor about how to better manage urinary incontinence with a variety of treatments and lifestyle changes. Urinary incontinence refers to the leaking of urine, whether light, heavy, infrequent, or severe. This type of bladder condition affects women through short-term conditions like bladder infections or certain medications, or long-term conditions like neuromuscular or pelvic support problems. Depending on the type of incontinence you face, your need to urinate may gain in frequency over time, sometimes causing pain and discomfort. In more severe cases, you may feel the need to empty your bladder during the night or you may even wet your bed.

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