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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


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My doctor suggests a vaginal mesh implant for my urinary incontinence, Is this a safe procedure?

My doctor suggests a vaginal mesh implant for my urinary incontinence, Is this a safe procedure?

A urethral sling: is a thin strip of mesh that is used to support only the urethra. This particular use of mesh has been very thoroughly studied and has a low (NOT zero) risk of serious complications and a high (85-90% in most cases) success rate. If your surgeon is experienced with these devices and you have been properly evaluated, it is a reasonable recommendation. I hope this helps ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor suggests a vaginal mesh implant for my urinary incontinence, is it safe?

What do you suggest if my doctor suggests a vaginal mesh implant for my urinary incontinence, is it safe?

A urethral sling: is a thin strip of mesh that is used to support only the urethra. This particular use of mesh has been very thoroughly studied and has a low (NOT zero) risk of serious complications and a high (85-90% in most cases) success rate. If your surgeon is experienced with these devices and you have been properly evaluated, it is a reasonable recommendation. I hope this helps ...Read more

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How often does vaginal birth cause incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse? How common are these problems after a normal birth?

How often does vaginal birth cause incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse? How common are these problems after a normal birth?

Tissue damage.: As the baby passes through the birth canal it can cause damage to the supportive tissues around the vagina, bladder, urethra and rectum. In time this can lead to mobility in the urethra and leaking urine with certain activities. It can also result in dropping or prolapse of the pelvic organs. Chance of these problems increases with the number of vaginal births and with age. ...Read more

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Could hpv or previous vaginal birth 8 months ago cause mild discomfort during sex?i have a low mild hpv. or What can cause uncomfortable sex?

Could hpv or previous vaginal birth 8 months ago cause mild discomfort during sex?i have a low mild hpv. or 
What can cause uncomfortable sex?

Many things: Many things can cause discomfort with intercourse including scarring from a previous delivery or vaginal dryness associated with breast feeding. A full history and exam is necessary to know with more certainty. Low risk HPV infections and mild cervical dysplasia due to HPV are seldom the cause unless you are upset because it is sexually transmitted. The brain is our most important sexual organ. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with early adenomyosis. I have had one previous vaginal birth - what are my chances of another vaginal birth?

I have been diagnosed with early adenomyosis.  I have had one previous vaginal birth - what are my chances of another vaginal birth?

Good but: your chance is very good,but depend on the size,shape,kind,and the location.doubt it is going to interfere with pregnancy,but lication is important for baginal delivery,and if it did grows throughout the pregnancy, like location near the cervix could block vaginal delivery.check with your GYN ...Read more

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Does stress have anything to do with urinary incontinence?

Does stress have anything to do with urinary incontinence?

No: Stress in terms of urinary incontinence usually refers to sui (stress urinary incontinence) which is when urine involuntarily escapes from the bladder during physical maneuvers which place added mechanical pressure on the bladder. These include coughing, sneezing, laughing, trampoline, jumping, heavy lifting, sports such as running, tennis, golf, aerobics. ...Read more

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Which is the best medical center for treating urinary incontinence in texas?

Which is the best medical center for treating urinary incontinence in texas?

Depends: All the cities have specialists in urology and urogynecology that can help treat your condition. Is it stress, urge, neurogenic, mixed incontinence. Stress in continence can be treated with bladder training or with surgical therapy. Urge incontinence can also be treated with biofeedback or medications . I would put our san antonio providers up against any in the country or elsewhere in texas. ...Read more

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Is there a pill I can take for stress urinary incontinence?

Maybe: There are a number of medications on the market for overactive bladder and urge incontinence. There is no fda approved medication currently for stress urinary incontinence (sui). There are several medications that can be used with variable success. Typically the best treatments for sui are procedure based. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Previous Vaginal Delivery (Definition)

"Vaginal birth" is the term used to describe any delivery of the baby through the vagina (versus a c-section delivery). The baby typically comes through head first. Click on the animation or illustrated series above to see how a normal vaginal birth proceeds. If the baby is not head first, (e.g., breech) it may need to ...Read more


Dr. Denise Elser
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Urine Leaking (Definition)

Urinary incontinence is a condition in which there is a loss of bladder control. It ranges from occasionally leaking urine when coughing or sneezing, to urinating before making it to the bathroom in time. Simply lifestyle changes or medical treatment can often ...Read more