"Female Urology or Urogynecology is a subspeciality in urology which deals with lower urinary tract problems and pelvic floor dysfunction in women. The field of urogynecology in India is still in its infancy and the awareness among the general public about female urology services is very low.
Millions of women in our country suffer from urinary incontinence in silence because they are not aware of the availability of treatment by a specialist dedicated to treat this problem. Many of these women don't like to consult a male urologist as they feel embarassed to discuss this problem with them.
URINARY INCONTINENCE may be of different types
URGE INCONTINENCE is generally treated with medicines.
STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE may respond to pelvic floor muscle training in mild cases but in several cases it requires surgical treatment like mid-urethral slings [TVT/TOT].
TOTAL INCONTINENCE occurs due to surgical injury to bladder or ureter during gynecological surgery and requires surgical repair.
PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE & VAULT PROLAPSE wherein the uterus or the vaginal vault protrude through vaginal introitus also require the expertise of specialist trained in urology and gynecology.
RECURRENT URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS INCLUDING GENITO URINARY TUBERCULOSIS IS ANOTHER COMMON UROLOGICAL PROBLEM IN WOMEN.
UROLOGICAL PROBLEMS DURING PREGNANCY ESPECIALLY URINARY INFECTIONS AND HYDRONEPHROSIS DURING PREGNANCY WILL REQUIRE SPECIAL CARE BY A UROLOGIST AND GYNECOLOGIST.
Here, Dr.Lalitha in her latest interview answers all the questions and Do's and Don'ts regarding Urinary Problems and Kidney Stones in Women."