Conditions & Treatments
The female urinary tract is different from that of the male. The differences between the male and female urinary tracts lead to special conditions and problems that occur in women. Common examples would include bladder control problems during pregnancy, after childbirth, or after hysterectomy.
Emory Urology physicians have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating a variety of women's urological conditions including urethral diverticulum, pelvic prolapse, and pelvic floor disorders. We offer a variety of non-operative therapies and minimally invasive procedures to treat vaginal prolapse, urinary incontinence, neurogenic and overactive bladder. We understand that many women feel uncomfortable discussing these conditions, and we do our best to create a relaxed and stress-free atmosphere for our patients.
Female Pelvic Prolapse
A condition in which the vagina and surrounding organs fall from their normal position.
Bladder Control Problems
Bladder control problems range in type and severity. Types of bladder control issues treated by Emory Urology include frequent urination, urgent urination and overactive bladder.
Urinary incontinence, or the uncontrolled leakage of urine, is typically broken down into three main types.
Fecal incontinence refers to the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool to leak from the rectum. Fecal incontinence ranges in severity from occasional leakage while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control.
A bladder fistula is an abnormal opening between the bladder and the vagina. A bladder fistula may occur as a result of urologic or gynecological surgery, injury, or gynecologic cancers.
Female Urology Resource Guide
Learn more about nutrition, skin care, hygiene, life after childbirth, and urinary and vaginal infections by reading our Female Urology Resource Guide.
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