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6116 East Arbor Avenue, Building 2, Suite 108, Mesa, AZ 85206

SERVICES FOR WOMEN

Women's Health Q & A

What specialized women’s healthcare do you offer?

The specially trained and highly experienced staff at East Valley Urology (EVU) Center offer healthcare to women with a variety of urological conditions:

  • Hematuria
  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary infections
  • Overactive bladder
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

What is hematuria?

Hematuria means there’s blood in your urine. The blood can be pink, red, or reddish-brown and indicates the presence of red blood cells. Typically, you don’t experience pain unless you pass large blood clots.

Urine blood doesn’t immediately signify a severe medical condition. However, it’s essential to have your urine tested so your doctor can determine where the blood originates. Common causes of hematuria include:

  • Injuries
  • Medications
  • Genetic disorders
  • Strenuous activities
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Kidney stones or kidney infections

If an infection is present, you may receive a prescription for antibiotics or other medications. When the blood is concurrent with a medical condition, the doctor may discuss other treatment options with you, including surgery.

What is pelvic organ prolapse?

The muscles of the pelvic floor hold your bladder in place. As you age or after childbirth, these muscles stretch and weaken. The support for your pelvic organs also weakens, causing your bladder to sag into the opening of your vagina.

Pelvic organ prolapse may cause the following symptoms:

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Persistent pelvic pain
  • Incomplete defecation
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Problems emptying your bladder

You may need one or more therapies to correct pelvic organ prolapse:

  • Vaginal estrogen: This alleviates mild symptoms.
  • Physical therapy: Therapeutic exercise strengthens your pelvic muscles.
  • Surgery: Surgery returns organs to their original location and restructures surrounding muscles.

Several surgical options for pelvic prolapse are available at EVU Center. Your doctor reviews your medical information to determine the best option.

What causes an overactive bladder?

An overactive bladder is a condition where you feel the sudden need to urinate. In some cases, it’s difficult getting to the bathroom in time before leaks occur. The underlying causes of an overactive bladder may include:

  • Stroke
  • Medications
  • Nerve damage
  • Bladder cancer
  • Neurological disease

An overactive bladder can disrupt your life and makes it difficult to go anywhere without a bathroom nearby.

The right course of treatment to reduce your urinary frequency and incontinence may include:

  • Surgery
  • Medication
  • Urinating every two hours
  • Pelvic muscle exercises

Book an appointment online or by phone to learn more about women’s urological healthcare options.