Overactive bladder is a condition where your bladder contracts before it is full or when one is not ready. This could mean not being able to hold on until you get to the toilet and at times you may leak urine on the way.
Your pelvic organs such as your uterus, bladder and rectum are held in place by the fascia and ligament tissues as well as your pelvic floor muscles.
In combination they support your organs in place within your pelvis and also join them to the bony side walls of the pelvis.
Over time or as a result of trauma these tissues can tear or stretch, or the muscles may weaken.
What is Urge Incontinence?
If you occasionally suffer urges to urinate, and possibly incontinence it can be caused by a Bladder Infection
What is a Bladder Infection?
Lower urinary tract infections can cause Bladder (cystitis, or bladder infection) irritates the lining of the urethra and bladder becomes inflamed.
What is a Pelvic Prolapse?
Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition, particularly affecting older women. Prolapse literally means ‘to fall’ and it occurs when the structures designed to keep organs in place weaken or stretch, so that one or more pelvic organs
What is a Pelvic Prolapse?
Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition, particularly affecting older women. Prolapse literally means ‘to fall’ and it occurs when the structures designed to keep organs in place weaken or stretch, so that one or more pelvic organs (the uterus, bladder, bowel or rectum)
The decision to have a hysterectomy should never be taken lightly.
Hysterectomies used to be the only option for the treatment of many diseases of the cervix. Now there are alternative treatments with fewer side effects and less harmful long-term consequences.
What is an IUD?
An IUD or IUCD (intra-uterine contraceptive device) is a form of contraceptive and involves a device being placed inside the uterus (womb) to prevent pregnancy.
An IUD is a small plastic device in the shape of a 'T' with plastic strings attached.
What is Your Urinary Tract?
Your urinary system includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. This system helps to remove waste from your body.
The kidney filters waste from your blood. Tubes called ureters carry these wastes or urine from your kidneys to your bladder, where it is stored until it exits the body through the urethra. All of these components can become infected, but most infections involve the lower tract.
I’ve had irregular periods for a long time, now my doctor says it’s PCOS. What is it? What is PCOS? Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is a common gynecological (endocrine) disorder affecting many women of childbearing age. In essence it is a hormonal problem. It works by suppressing egg maturity and causes excessive fluid build-up […]
The female body constantly prepares for motherhood…there’s a lot going on in there The cycle of life Period, menses, the dreaded curse…call it what you will it’s here to stay for a very long time. For some this can be a delight as they plan for motherhood; for others it can lead to debilitating despair […]
Many women suffer from pelvic pains around the time of menstruation, here’s 10 reasons why Dysmenorrhoea Dysmenorrhoea is the medical term for crampy pelvic pelvic pain that happens during your period. It can happen in the lead up to, throughout or even after your period. Uterine Contractions Your uterus contracts in order to expel the […]
Background: 22 yr old patient presented with lower right sided abdominal pain. Investigations: Ultrasound showed a 6 cm right ovarian cyst. Normal blood tests. Treatment: Keyhole surgery to remove the cyst. Outcome: patient went home the following day with minimal pain medications. Patient seen at her 6 weeks post operative follow up with no concerns. […]