The Treatment Options for OAB are Expanding Rapidly

Do you know what OAB is? It is an abbreviation for the term “overactive bladder.” This term describes a collection of symptoms: urianary frequency, urgency and sometimes leakage with the urge. Maybe you have these symptoms and have tried treatments such as medication. There are many medicines on the market for OAB: oxybutynin, tolterodine (Detrol… Read More »

Botox for Your Bladder!

On August 24, 2011 the FDA approved onabotulinum toxin A (Botox) for injection into the bladder for treatment of urinary incontinence due to bladder overactivity associated with a neurologic condition such as spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke and many other conditions. This approval makes a new option available in patients suffering with these conditions.… Read More »

You’re in the Best Shape of Your Life, so why are You Leaking?

Although it may not seem to make sense, very physically fit women can experience urinary incontinence. Numerous studies exist in the medical literature offering evidence that young, fit, elite female athletes and female soldiers sometimes experience urinary leakage while playing sports or performing training exercises. In a study of female athletes who have never had… Read More »

When Things Start Falling Out

My medical school had a fairly traditional curriculum. The first two years were mostly classroom learning in preparation for clinical medicine. Even before the popular Hollywood versions of medical careers like ER and Gray’s Anatomy, we all looked forward to our Intro to Clinical Medicine course that gave us a tantalizing glimpse of what we… Read More »

Well, this is a fine field for a woman!

I hear this a lot from my patients, and I am still amused that the sight of a woman urologist surprises them. Urology is an exciting and colorful career, so it attracts the best medical students, male and female. Those six years of urology residency were the most grueling of my life to date. I… Read More »

Terrific New Stress Incontinence Resources Are Now Available

I just returned from the American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting where the AUA Foundation launched the first program within its new women’s urology initiative entitled “It’s time to talk about SUI.” I had the honor of participating in the project as part of an independent panel of women’s pelvic health experts assembled by the… Read More »

Nocturia – It Not Your Bladder Fault!

Nocturia means frequent urination at night that wakes you from your sleep. Getting up one time a night to urinate is within the realm of normal, but having to get up three or more times is usually abnormal, bothersome and fatiguing from the sleep yo u are losing. If not associated with daytime urinary frequency,… Read More »

The Pelvic Professor

Although it may not seem to make sense, very physically fit women can experience urinary incontinence. Numerous studies exist in the medical literature offering evidence that young, fit, elite female athletes and female soldiers sometimes experience urinary leakage while playing sports or performing training exercises. In a study of female athletes who have never had… Read More »