Tag Archive: incontinence

Jul 13

Pregnancy, Prolapse and Cesarean on Demand

Cesarean on Demand More women than ever before are showing up at the hospital in labor and asking for a cesarean section. According to the National Institutes of Health, the rate of c-section delivery has increased 40% since the mid-90s, a trend reflected in these NIH summary statements: Between 1996 and 2007, the C-section rate …

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Jun 13

Prolene mesh and your prolapse surgery – erosions, sex, and the latest data

Prolene Mesh and Pelvic Organ Prolapse Cystocele, rectocele, erosions, sex, mesh shrinkage, folding and thickening     You can’t make this stuff up. Prolene mesh is the product name for a permanent plastic mesh with many implantation applications in reconstructive surgery. Prolene mesh is used to fix large and small abdominal hernias, inguinal hernias, hernias …

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May 31

Kegel Exercise: The Facts

KEGEL EXERCISE: THE FACTS If you have a vagina and you’re old enough to vote, then Kegel Exercise belongs in your feminine fitness daily routine. Before you dive into pelvic fitness, it’s important to know what Kegel muscles actually DO. Kegels—or the levator ani muscles—wrap around a woman’s most important parts: her bladder, vagina, and rectum. …

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Nov 29

Kidogo Kidogo, fixing uterine prolapse in an incubator of extremis called the DRC

It’s not easy being a girl. I’m  here in DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) where I and my American colleagues usually help the Panzi Hospital gyn and fistula surgeons fix fistulas and figure out ways to deal with less than perfect fistula repair results or how best to care for the “unfixables” – women with …

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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 18

Ask Dr. R – prolapse, incontinence and fibroids after one pregnancy, age 48

Hello Doctor, I am a 48 year old, one vaginal delivery with stress incontinence since. Recently had difficulty with tampon insertion during period….went to PCP and she said I have a cystocele and prolapse of uterus. I am so stressed about it. I am extremely active and lift weights and kickbox..do a lot of cardio …

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Aug 18

Fistula Repair in Africa; one surgeon’s experience

(c) 2007, Urogynics, PLLC It was my second voyage as a volunteer fistula surgeon to the landlocked desert country of Niger. The flight to Niger takes 5 hours from Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris, a labrynthe of terminals connected by shuttle buses. And here the tribal excursion begins, standing on line, all of us …

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