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Physical Therapy Post Prolapse Surgery

Recently, we have gotten questions regarding exercising the pelvic floor post operative surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. At a whole, the lifetime risk for women undergoing surgery for repair of pelvic organ prolapse is 11%. 27% of women will have … Continue reading

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Incontinence and Childbirth

Urinary incontinence affects 30-50% of childbearing women by age 40. Up to 63% of stress-incontinent women report their problem began during or after pregnancy. Pregnancy and childbirth are also risk factors for fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The trauma … Continue reading

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Urologists, Urogynecologists, and Gastroenterologists, oh my!

There are a number of options for healthcare providers that you can see to address your bladder control problems, but how to decide who to see? Start with your primary care provider (PCP) when seeking treatment of problems with bladder … Continue reading

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5 Facts You Should Know About Incontinence

Incontinence is the loss of bowel or bladder control. Incontinence urinary and bowel is believed to affect more than 25 million Americans. Incontinence affects people of all ages young and old both sexes, and people of … Continue reading

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After Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

Thinking Long-Term By Lizanne Pastore, PT, MA, COMT Appeared in the February, 2013 issue of Quality Care® The decision to undergo pelvic reconstructive surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can be difficult. Women often wait years dealing with symptoms … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Over-The-Counter Oxytrol for Women To Treat Overactive Bladder

January 25, 2013 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Oxytrol for Women, the first over-the-counter treatment for overactive bladder in women ages 18 years and older. Oxytrol will remain available for men with overactive bladder by prescription … Continue reading

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Happy National Womens Health Week

Approximately 25 million people nationwide are affected by urinary incontinence. It is estimated that between 75-80% are women. Women are between four to five times more likely than men to experience loss of bladder control, in great part because of … Continue reading

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