Conditions We Treat
UTI, Urinary Incontinence and Other Treatments in Akron & Medina Areas.
Many women suffer from pelvic pain and don’t understand why they hurt and how to cure their pain.
The most common causes of pelvic pain include endometriosis, vaginal atrophy (lack of estrogen stimulation to the vaginal tissues), scarring related to previous vaginal surgery and spasm of the pelvic floor muscles.
We offer a careful evaluation of possible causes for your pain and many different treatment options. Schedule a consultation to begin your healing.
Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary Tract Infections can occur anywhere along the urinary tract including the bladder and kidneys. These infections are usually caused by bacteria found in the colon, such as E. coli. 40% of women will have a urinary tract infection in their lifetime. Those women who have had an urinary tract infection are more likely to have recurrent infections.
Symptoms of an infection usually include burning and pain with urination. In addition, sometimes women feel bladder pressure or a back ache and can sometimes see blood in their urine.
Most infections can be treated with a short course of antibiotics, but if infections recur or persist, sometimes a long-term course of a low-dose suppressive antibiotic or post-coital (after sex) prophylactice antibiotic is required. A urogynecologist or urologist can help you determine what type of treatment regimen is appropriate for you.
As women age and go through menopause, the estrogen levels decline. This results in a thinning of the vaginal tissue or epithelium. We refer to this as vaginal atrophy.
Vaginal atrophy can result in vaginal dryness, burning, discomfort or pain with intercourse, and recurrent vaginal infections or urinary tract infections.
Although vaginal lubricants can help, the mainstay of treatment, until recently, has been topical estrogen cream. Topical estrogen cream or vaginal estrogen tablets are very safe and effective for treating vaginal atrophy. However, many women don’t want the mess of applying the cream regularly or the hassle of remembering to place a vaginal tablet twice per week. In addition, some women can not use vaginal estrogens due to other medical problems or simple don’t want to use hormonal treatments.
We are now offering a new non-hormonal treatment, called Mona Lisa Touch by Cynosure, to relieve symptoms of vaginal atrophy. We are currently the only medical practice in the Akron area with this technology. Please click here to learn more about Mona Lisa Touch therapy for vaginal atrophy.
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