If you are struggling with urinary incontinence or your existing incontinence is getting worse, take a look at the medications you are taking. They may contribute to the problem. There are four groups of medications doctors commonly recommend that can cause or increase incontinence. If you are taking any of these, you should let your … Read More
Do you find yourself waking up at night, needing the bathroom? You might wonder if this is normal. It’s true that as we age, our bodies make less of a hormone that allows us to retain fluids, so our bladders fill more rapidly. Our bladders are also able to hold less urine as we get … Read More
Most people think Botox® (onabotulinum toxinA) is a tool for plastic surgeons, and not urologists. But the Food and Drug Administration approved the drug about a year ago for women with overactive bladder symptoms when there is no apparent neurologic cause. Research shows the drug is 70 to 80 percent effective for people who have sudden … Read More
Sensational news coverage and ads by law firms have spread fear among women about vaginal mesh, a medical device used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP), which occurs when weakened pelvic muscles allow these organs to drop from their normal position. With so much negative information out there, what are the facts about vaginal mesh? … Read More
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Urinary incontinence can be a tough topic to bring up in the doctor’s office, but if you’re constantly leaking or consistently needing to rush to the bathroom, getting help might be easier than you think. Cleveland Clinic’s Courtenay Moore, MD, one of the only 30 board-certified, fellowship-trained women in female urology in the United States, … Read More