Department of Female Urology
Urologic conditions affect both men & women, but women may experience disorders differently. Some urologic conditions, such as Urinary incontinence & urinary tract Infections are more common in women, because the urinary tract is much closer to their genital area than in men. As such, pregnancy, childbirth & sexual intercourse can also play a part in urologic conditions affecting women.
The most common issues women experience that are related to the general urinary tract are infections, incontinence and fistulas.
UTIs are caused by bacterial infections in the urinary tract causing painful or frequent urination, blood in the urine, cramps or nausea. One woman in five develops a UTI during her lifetime and women are 10 times more likely to have a UTI than men.
What is the female urology?
Urology that focuses on the diagnosis and treating urological conditions affecting Females
Common urologic conditions in women?
urinary leak -incontinence (UI) and urinary tract infections (UTIs), Overactive bladder, Pregnancy, childbirth and sexual intercourse can also play a part in urologic conditions affecting women
Did you know that both men and women can see the urologist?
Urologists are responsible for maintaining the wellness of male reproductive organs, similar to the way gynecologists have this responsibility in the female population However, many women may be shy or embarrassed to visit a urologist, and will instead have some of their urologic issues addressed by their gynecologist.
Many of the issues surrounding urologic health and wellness are similar between men and women When people think about women's urologic health issues, one of the things they think about is urinary incontinence.
What are the Symptoms of UTI?
A strong, persistent urge to urinate
A burning sensation when urinating
Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
Urine that appears cloudy
Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored
Pelvic pain, in women
What are the Symptoms of urinary incontinence?
Urine leaks when you exert pressure on your bladder by coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or lifting something heavy or you can hold urine.
What causes urine leakage?
Having urine leak while you are coughing laughing, sneezing, lifting weight is a medical condition known as stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
What stress urine incontinence?
Stress incontinence happens when physical movement or activity — such as coughing, laughing, sneezing, running, In general, stress incontinence occurs when only a small amount of urine leaks out with physical activity.
When stress urine incontinence SUI occurs?
When urine leaks out of the bladder due to an increase in abdominal pressure, In woman any time that pressure increases to the point where it becomes more than the pressure needed to keep urine inside your bladder, a leak can occur.
Stress incontinence just means that when there’s some kind of added “stress” on the bladder, it causes your bladder to leak a little urine. The condition can severely impact a person’s quality of life. It can cause them to avoid activities they may normally enjoy.
Some women may want to see an urogynecologist. This doctor is a Female Urologist with special training in treating bladder control problems and other conditions involving the female reproductive system and urinary tract, such as pelvic organ prolapse.
What are the Cancers in women?
Cancer in women can occur in several parts of the urinary tract including: Bladder or its lining, Kidneys Urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body, meters. Cancer in the urinary tract can cause low back pain, pain during urination, and blood in the urine. Women may have to go to the bathroom more often than usual. Treatment options for cancer include chemotherapy, surgery and radiation.
What are the conditions of Overactive bladder in women?
Women feel strong and sudden urges to urinate. This happens even when the bladder isn’t full; It can happen due to UTI stone or caner
What is Overflow UI in men and women?
Urine leaks from the bladder because it doesn’t empty entirely.Changes in urinary system by birth which manifested in adulthood, congenital problem ad PUJO, VUR, Duple system with Obstruction, mega meters.