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Overactive Bladder

Overactive Bladder

What is Overactive Bladder? Constantly having to urinate might have you asking yourself “what is an overactive bladder” and searching for ways to help reduce these symptoms. Overactive bladder (OAB) is a condition that is characterized by sudden, involuntary contraction of the muscle in the wall of the urinary bladder. This results in a sudden, […]

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Urge Incontinence

Urge Incontinence

What is Urge Incontinence? People who can’t control the flow of urine might wonder “what is urge incontinence” and try to find treatments. Urge incontinence occurs when you have a sudden urge to urinate. In urge incontinence, the bladder contracts when it shouldn’t, causing some urine to leak through the sphincter muscles holding the bladder […]

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Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence

What is Urinary Incontinence? Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is the leakage of urine during activities that increase abdominal pressure such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or other physical activities. Much more goes into answering the question “what is urinary incontinence” than this basic answer since every case is different. SUI results from the relaxation of vaginal […]

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis

What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is the most common finding associated with pain in women of reproductive age. A diagnosis brings up the question “what is endometriosis?” from the patient. It is arguably the most common cause of pain, and it deserves most of the bad press it receives. In many cases, endometriosis causes pain associated […]

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Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids

What are Uterine Fibroids? Uterine fibroids are growths that develop from the cells that make up the muscle of the uterus. Fibroids can vary in size from only one centimeter to as large as 14 centimeters. Symptoms may range from minimal discomfort during your menstrual cycle to pain with irregular, heavy bleeding. At Women’s Excellence […]

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Irregular Menstruation

Irregular Menstruation

What is Irregular Menstruation? Irregular periods, or menstrual bleeding, comes in many forms and varies from woman to woman. You may experience spotting, mid-cycle bleeding or very heavy bleeding. The time between your periods may lengthen, shorten or become unpredictable. The way in which your cycle is “irregular” is unique to you, but the underlying […]

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