Women’s health refers to the branch of medicine focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that uniquely affect a woman's physical health. We provide the most advanced diagnostics and treatments for women’s health problems, providing relief from troublesome conditions such as UTIs, female prolapse, and urinary incontinence.
At Urological Associates, we are proud to staff the only female, fellowship-trained urologist in Colorado Springs. If you’re concerned about your urinary health, call Urological Associates today, or book an appointment online for a women’s health exam.
Menopause, pregnancy, and the anatomy of the female urinary tract all influence the urinary health of women. Women are susceptible from a number of common urological conditions, including:
Incontinence refers to the loss of bladder control. Although incontinence can be embarrassing to talk about, it is a very common condition that affects four out of every 10 women over the age of 65. Mild incontinence can cause you to leak urine when laughing, sneezing, or coughing, and severe incontinence can cause a sudden, intense urge to urinate. Childbirth, menopause, or having a hysterectomy can all contribute to female incontinence.
Although urinary tract infections affect both men and women, women are 30 times more likely to develop a UTI than men. The anatomy of the female urinary tract, pregnancy and hormonal changes from menopause put women at an increased risk of infection. Some women experience frequent or chronic UTIs, which is an infection that occurs more than twice in six months. If left untreated, UTIs can spread to your kidneys and other parts of your body.
A prolapse occurs when one or more of your pelvic organs drop and bulge into the vagina. The most common type of prolapse is a dropped bladder, which occurs when the bladder bulges into the vagina. There are many things that can weaken your pelvic floor, including childbirth, age, and loss of estrogen.
Urologic cancer is the fairly common growth of abnormal cells within the organs of the urinary tract in both men and women. Urological Associates is equipped with the latest diagnostic tools and treatments to evaluate bladder cancer
kidney cancer (also known as renal cancer.)
If you suffer from a urological condition, the experts at Urological Associates provide a number of conservative and surgical treatments, including
During your appointment, our female urologist will go over the symptoms of your urological condition with you. A number of evaluations may be performed, including: