At the Institute for Incontinence and Vaginal Reconstruction, we specialize in treating feminine urology issues and conditions concerning women’s health. A specialized area of urology, female urology requires special attention to various aspects of a woman’s urological issues. If you would like to schedule an appointment with an expert urology doctor in Beverly Hills, please contact us today.
What is Female Urology?
Female urology is a specialized area of urology attending to the unique needs of women. Many urological issues are shared between men and women, but frequently the approaches for treatment are very different between the sexes. When caring for women’s needs, it is important to take into account the specific biology relevant to being female, such as the difference in urinary structures, childbirth, and menopause. Women also have urological issues that are uniquely theirs and require a specific knowledge base for diagnosis and treatment.
Many misconceptions exist regarding proper hygiene in women, some of which can actually worsen urological issues. In terms of female urinary hygiene, it is very simple: wiping front to back, drinking enough fluids to keep your urine light yellow or clear in color, and simply washing the genitals with soap and water. Of course there are variations on this depending on specific patient issues. In general, douches, feminine wipes, special “women’s” cleansers, or washing multiple times a day are not necessary.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Cures
The only sure way to cure a UTI is with antibiotics, which are best prescribed based on a urine culture which demonstrates the specific bacteria causing infection as well as which antibiotic will be most effective for treatment. That being said, many low-grade infections do clear spontaneously with increased hydration. Prior studies have shown that between 57 and 80% of normal, healthy women may clear the infection on their own; however, the time to clearing the infection is longer than if treated with antibiotics.
Facts and Stats About Female Urology
- UTI is the most common bacterial infection in the United States, accounting for 7 million office visits, 1 million ED visits, and 100,000 hospitalizations.
- 30% of women have a symptomatic UTI by age 24, and 50% of women with have a urinary infection during their lifetime.
- 1 in 3 women experience some type and degree of pelvic prolapse in their lifetime
- 1 in 2 women experience incontinence during their lifetime.
Hysterectomy and Stress Incontinence
Unfortunately, a hysterectomy (the surgical removal of the uterus) can result in female stress incontinence and loss of bladder control. To help relieve these conditions, our women’s health urologists offer various minimally invasive treatments.
Learn more about hysterectomy and stress incontinence.
Sling procedures, prolapse repair, and bladder augmentation are just a few of the vaginal rejuvenation treatments and female urology procedures offered at the Institute for Incontinence and Vaginal Reconstruction. Please click here to learn more about the vaginal reconstruction treatments performed by our women’s health specialists.
Also known as a “dropped bladder,” vaginal prolapse is a common urological condition that affects many women. Risk factors include older age, vaginal delivery, obesity, and more. Find out how the expert women’s health urologists at the Institute for Incontinence and Vaginal Reconstruction treat this disorder.
For more information on urinary incontinence treatment, visit WebMD.com.
Contact Los Angeles Urologists Today
At our women’s health facility, we provide patients with treatment for a variety of female urological conditions. Through our cutting-edge treatments, your female urology and health needs can be met as soon as possible.
To schedule a consultation, please contact our expert doctors and urologists today!.
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