Urology Services for Women
Urinary Incontinence in Women
Millions of women experience involuntary loss of urine, called urinary incontinence or UI. Some women may lose a few drops of urine while running or coughing. Others may feel a strong, sudden urge to urinate just before losing a large amount of urine. Many women experience both symptoms. UI can be slightly bothersome or totally debilitating.
For some women, the risk of public embarrassment keeps them from enjoying many activities with their family and friends. Urine loss can also occur during sexual activity and cause tremendous emotional distress. Women experience UI twice as often as men. Pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, and the structure of the female urinary tract account for this difference. But both women and men can become incontinent from neurologic injury, birth defects, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and physical problems associated with aging.
To learn more about UI and treatment options, Advanced Urology Institute at Titus - Urinary Incontinence in Women.
Urinary Tract Infections in Women
Urinary tract infections are a serious health problem affecting millions of women each year. Infections of the urinary tract are the second most common type of infection in the body. Women are especially prone to UTIs for reasons that are not yet well understood. One woman in five develops a UTI during her lifetime. UTIs in men are not as common as in women but can be very serious when they do occur.
Find out more about UTI and treatment options by visiting Advanced Urology Institute at Titus - Urinary Tract Infections in Women.
A kidney stone is a solid concretion of minerals that forms in a kidney when urine has high levels of calcium, oxalate or phosphorus. The urine becomes too concentrated and these substances crystalize to form stones. Kidney stones vary in size and may stay in the kidney or travel down the urinary tract. Symptoms from urinary stones arise when they begin to move down the ureter, sometimes causing intense pain.
To learn more about the causes and treatments of Kidney Stone, see Advanced Urology Institute at Titus - Kidney Stone.
Sexual Health for Women
A sexual problem, or sexual dysfunction, refers to a problem during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from the sexual activity. The sexual response cycle has four phases: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. Occasional problems with sexual function are common. If problems last more than a few months or cause distress for you or your partner, you should seek the advice of a urologist.
While research suggests that sexual dysfunction is common (43% of women and 31% of men report some degree of difficulty), it is a topic that many people are hesitant or embarrassed to discuss. Fortunately, most cases of sexual dysfunction are treatable, so it is important to share your concerns with your partner and doctor.
To learn more about sexual health for women, visit Advanced Urology Institute at Titus - Sexual Health for Women.
Bladder cancer is an uncontrolled, rapid growth of abnormal cells in the bladder and usually begins in the lining of the bladder. If bladder cancer is suspected, or previously diagnosed, it is likely a cystoscopy will need to be performed.
To learn more about the causes and treatments of Bladder Cancer, visit Advanced Urology Institute at Titus - Bladder Cancer.