Women may experience urological issues unique to their anatomy. Pregnancy and menopause, for example, can alter the body in ways that lead to pelvic floor weakness, overactive bladder or inflammation of the bladder wall. Fortunately, most conditions are highly treatable, especially when caught early.
Medtronic InterStim™ Therapy
Many patients with an overactive bladder or retention issues have a poor or reduced quality of life. When lifestyle changes and medications fail, Medtronic bladder-control therapy delivered by the InterStim™ system can help. It is simple and discreet, and it delivers the kind of relief that lets patients enjoy the activities they love without a second thought.
Patients 18 and older can use bladder BOTOX as a medicinal prescription for an overactive bladder. In this form, it is used as a muscle and nerve relaxer. The treatment may help by soothing nerves and thus preventing accidents, as well as the need to urinate immediately. Patients also find they need to urinate less frequently after using BOTOX.
Kidney stones are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys. They can affect any part of your urinary tract. Often, stones form when urine becomes concentrated, allowing minerals to crystallize and stick together.
Passing kidney stones can be quite painful, but the stones usually cause no permanent damage if they’re recognized in time. Depending on your situation, you may need nothing more than to take pain medication and lots of water to pass a kidney stone. But in other instances — for example, if stones become lodged in the urinary tract, are associated with a urinary infection or cause complications — surgery may be needed.
If kidney stones are causing urinary pain, it’s time to schedule an appointment with us.