Norwood Lateral Closure – How it may affect your drive to The Urology Group. Click for alternate routes.

Focus on Female Urology: Statistics That May Surprise You

May 04, 2015

 

Many urological problems affect both men andwomen, such as kidney stones, urinary tract infections and certain types of cancer. However, the physiological differences between men’s and women’s urinary tracts mean that some conditions are gender-specific and should be treated as such.

National Women’s Health Week, from May 10-16, serves as an opportunity to raise awareness of female urologic issues and encourage women to take steps to improve their health.

You may be surprised at some of the statistics:

– Bladder cancer: more than 18,000 women were diagnosed in 2014. Though it’s less common in women than men, women have a worse prognosis and lower survival rate – which highlights the importance of early detection through regular check-ups.

– Interstitial Cystitis (IC): an estimated 3.3 million women suffer from IC, also known as painful bladder syndrome. Because IC likely has several different causes, no single approach works for everyone – meaning individual treatment based on personal consultation is necessary.

– Incontinence: women experience the involuntary loss of urine control about twice as often as men. And one in three women experiences stress incontinence – the involuntary leaking of urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing or just walking. Incontinence or symptoms of overactive bladder can adversely affect daily life but are typically treatable.

For women, these conditions can be exacerbated as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, menopause or a hysterectomy.

The Urology Group is proud to have three physicians who are certified in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. This specialization gives us better insight to female urology conditions, leading to better patient care.

If you are experiencing problems, consult with a physician; it’s also important to monitor your health with routine wellness appointments.

 

Recent Featured Blog Posts

  1. After Cancer Treatment: 5 Changes You Might Experience

    99% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer can expect to recover if it’s caught before spreading to other parts of the body.

    Read More
  2. The PSA Test: A Helpful Screening Tool

    Recent reports have caused confusion about PSA screening, an important diagnostic tool for prostate health.

    Read More
  3. 4 Common Female Sexual Health Issues: How to Detect Them, and What to Do Next

    An estimated four in 10 women experience sexual problems at some point in their lives. The causes can range from hormone changes to infections.

    Read More

Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistant

How may I assist you today?

I need help with ‘Directions & Hours’
(Please select a location from the list below)
I need help with ‘ Billing Questions’
(Please select an option below)

I need help with ‘Billing Questions’

What number should I call to pay my bill?

If your bill is from The Urology Group, please call (513) 841-7474 to pay your bill.

If your bill is from The Urology Center, please call (513) 841-7475 to pay your bill.

I need help with ‘Making, Rescheduling or Confirming an Appointment’

If you would like us to call you to set up an appointment, please click here to request a call back.

If you would like to call us, please call
513-841-7400
to speak with a representative.
Our hours are:

Monday-Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm

I need help with ‘Questions About Test Results’

please call us at:

513-841-7400

Our hours are:

Monday-Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm

I need help with ‘Medication Refills’

please call us at:

513-841-7400

Our hours are:

Monday-Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm

I need help with ‘Returning a Call from the Office’

please call us at:

513-841-7400

Our hours are:

Monday-Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm

I need help with ‘A Copy of My Medical Records’

please call us at:

513-841-7400

Our hours are:

Monday-Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm