There are several misconceptions about urinary incontinence in women, including that it’s a condition without effective treatment options. The facts are more hopeful. Here’s what you should know. You may have heard these myths about urinary incontinence: It’s caused by the size of your bladder, or, it’s just a part of aging. The facts about
From warning signs of prostate cancer to how your diet influences your risk, find out some fast facts about this common cancer. If you’re a man approaching middle age or older, chances are you’re aware you should be screened for prostate cancer. But how much do you know about prostate cancer? Here are some important
If it hurts in your mid-back region on either side of your body, it could be a pulled muscle — or something more serious. Back pain is common, with as many as eight in 10 people experiencing it at some point in their lives. But what does it mean if you’re having a specific type
Do you know which part of the country is nicknamed the “Stone Belt”? Find out this and other fascinating facts about these mineral deposits formed by the human body. You may have heard the oft-cited factoid that kidney stones are as painful as childbirth, but do you know what kidney stones are made of or
Evgeniy I. Kreydin, MD, is a urologist at Keck Medicine of USC who specializes in female pelvic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Kreydin treats functional problems of the pelvic floor, including urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary fistula, fecal incontinence and bladder dysfunction due to brain and spinal cord injury. Here's what you won’t
You’ve probably heard that passing a kidney stone can be very painful, but you might not know exactly what they are or how to avoid one in the first place. Kidney stones — and passing a kidney stone, in particular — are notorious for being painful. They’re also surprisingly common. In fact, 11% of men
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Find out how these pelvic floor exercises can help you. You may have heard of Kegels — pregnant women are often encouraged to do them to strengthen their vaginal muscles in preparation for birth.
Uniquely female experiences, like pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, contribute to this very common problem. Few things are more uncomfortable than having to use the bathroom when there’s not a bathroom in sight.