Category Archive: Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence may be due to overactive bladder (can't hold it), stress incontinence (poor urethral closure), or combined urge and stress incontinence.

Jul 10

Three (Unhappy) Musketeers – Prolapse, Bladder Outlet Obstruction and Overactive Bladder

Pelvic organ prolapse, difficult urination, frequency, urgency and overactive bladder – for some women, it’s all related. (C) Lauri Romanzi 2010 Pelvic organ prolapse and overactive bladder. de Boer TA, et al. Neurourol Urodyn. 2010;29(1):30-9. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Medical research comes in several forms. This …

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Jul 05

An obstructed bladder is a cranky bladder – the story of prolapse and the badly behaved bladder

When Prolapse Blocks Urine Flow, Overactive Bladder Kicks In

Jun 29

Does Betty need hysterectomy for prolapse? We think not. Dr R guest blog on Women’s Voices for Change

I urge you all to check out the entire content on Women’s Voices for Change, an online resource for grown women and the people who love them. Betty, a woman with uterine prolapse, recently wrote in to this blog, asking advice after her doctor told her she would need a hysterectomy to fix her prolapse. …

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Jun 20

Vaginal Rejuvenation Defined

(c) Lauri Romanzi 2010 Vaginal rejuvention, a mystical term with many facets, new darling of cosmetic surgery and battle cry of the “anti-medicalization of female sexuality” crusade, is a marketing term with no formal medical definition, this despite the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2007 Clinical Practices Bulletin on the topic that was rife …

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May 24

Ask Dr R: 38 and pregnant with laxity & incontinence: Kegel exercise vs sling operation

Dear Dr. Romanzi, I recently finished your book and found it quite informative. I had my first baby when I was 35, pitocin-induced with no pain medication. After a short but extremely intense labor, my labia tore off and although the doctor tried to repair it, it doesn’t feel (or look) quite right and seems …

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May 02

Plumbing and Renovations reader reviews- every girl’s guide to the real deal on prolapse, incontinence, Kegels, avoiding hysterectomy and techniques of uterine resuspension

Plumbing and Renovations was written to demystify prolapse and incontinence. For starters, if you have prolapse, you do NOT need a hysterectomy, even if your uterus (take the kids out of the room) is hitting your knees. A few reviews from readers: 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 …

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Apr 29

Do you “Exert and Squirt”? Stress incontinence explained…

(c) Lauri Romanzi 2009 Stress urinary incontinence affects millions of women worldwide. Stress incontinence occurs when the sphincter of the urethra is weak, due to age, childbearing or trauma, and urine leaks out with physical exertion, commonly with sneezing and coughing.  This is “exert and squirt” leakage, and not associated with the sensation of urgency. …

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Apr 18

Ask Dr. R – Urinary urgency, incontinence, overactive bladder

Hi I have urge in urination . My uterus has one gland inside which is very small which is situated beside the bladder. Hope this is pressurising the bladder. Please suggest to get rid of this. Thanks Hello – Urge urination has several possible causes. Urge urination is most often due to the condition called …

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Dec 24

Taboo Topics – Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence affects millions of women (and men for that matter) worldwide. Shame, embarassment and misconceptions have many women suffering in silence, believing nothing can be done. To hear more on the topic from Dr. Romanzi, visit–The-Condition-Women-Won’t-Talk-About-40905/details

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