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Why Does Intercourse Hurt? Feb 1st, 2020

Pain during intercourse for women is fairly common, with nearly 3 out of 4 women experiencing it at some point. This affects both your relationships and your own personal happiness. It can also indicate a serious underlying health problem. Painful intercourse can affect women of all ages. If you’re experiencing...

Constipation and Pelvic Prolapse Jan 1st, 2020

You spend your days running here and there, and it’s not often you get a chance to sit on the toilet and have a bowel movement. But even when you have the urge and the time to go, you’re not able to get anything moving. You get plenty of dietary...

Why Is Vaginal Mesh So Problematic? Dec 1st, 2019

One in four women suffer from pelvic floor issues. Transvaginal mesh was designed to help women deal with a number of disorders, such as incontinence, a weakened bladder, and pelvic organ prolapse. But, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered all manufacturers to stop distributing transvaginal mesh in April,...

The Most Common Causes of Pelvic Pain Nov 1st, 2019

Though there are many causes of pelvic pain, it can vary greatly from woman to woman. Some of the most universal symptoms include: Cramping or aching Pressure and heaviness Sharp pain Pain during intercourse Pain during a bowel movement At Boston Urogyn, Dr. Neeraj Kohli leads the way with advanced...

Is Overactive Bladder Normal After Birth? Oct 1st, 2019

When you were pregnant, you probably found yourself using the bathroom frequently, especially as your baby grew larger and put more pressure on your bladder. Maybe you’re noticing that this common issue doesn’t necessarily end just because you deliver. Dr. Neeraj Kohli at Boston Urogyn understands the impact that bladder...

Your Diet Could Be Causing Your Urinary Incontinence Sep 1st, 2019

If you have trouble with urinary incontinence — a loss of bladder control — there’s something you may not know: Your diet can contribute to it. Some dietary habits that can affect urination are obvious, such as how much water you drink. But there are other habits that can also...

What Every Woman Should Know About Uterine Fibroids Aug 6th, 2019

The female body is incredible: It undergoes amazing changes throughout its lifespan, tolerates a not-so-enjoyable monthly cycle, carries and births children, and does so much more. Unfortunately, the female body is also sometimes troublesome. It runs into unexpected kinks and endures unexplained symptoms, which can be incredibly frustrating. Uterine fibroids...

How to Prevent Summertime UTIs Jul 22nd, 2019

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are a common but uncomfortable condition. You know that you have one if you experience pain or burning when you urinate, needing to use the bathroom frequently, pain in your belly or lower back, and fever or chills. Summertime is a fun time with a...

Top 5 Signs Your Chronic Pelvic Pain May Be Vulvodynia Jun 20th, 2019

Pelvic pain is often very difficult to manage. In many cases, it’s a mysterious condition with seemingly unknown causes and results in a lot of discomfort that disrupts your life. In some cases, pelvic pain may indicate a condition called vulvodynia. The vulva is the outside of the female genital...

Pregnancy and Endometriosis: Know Your Options May 14th, 2019

Many women who are diagnosed with endometriosis — uterine growths that form outside the uterus and can wreak havoc on their reproductive system — have the same question: Does this mean I won’t be able to get pregnant? It’s still possible to get pregnant if you have endometriosis, yes, but...

What Fecal Incontinence Can Reveal About Your Health Apr 9th, 2019

Often the most embarrassing health conditions are the ones you need relief from to improve the quality of your life, and fecal incontinence is no exception. Fecal incontinence, or bowel incontinence, as it’s also called, can prevent you from participating in leisure activities or simply leaving the house for daily...

Vaginal Mesh Complications: Your Treatment Options For Finding Relief Mar 13th, 2019

If you’ve had transvaginal surgical mesh implanted to correct your pelvic organ prolapse, our hope is that the device is functioning smoothly, allowing you to get on with your life. Unfortunately, this is not the case for some women, who experience serious complications from a mesh gone awry, often leaving...

How Botox Can Help Relieve Pelvic Pain Feb 14th, 2019

While Botox® first burst on the scene as a wrinkle-busting cosmetic treatment in 2002, it had already been given the go-ahead by the FDA to treat strabismus (poor eye muscle control) in 1978. Realizing its potential in overriding muscles, Botox’s applications were expanded to include bladder spasms, excessive sweating, and...

What Are the Main Causes of Urinary Incontinence? Jan 11th, 2019

The fact that urinary incontinence is common doesn’t spare you the embarrassment when it happens to you. Whether it’s occasional leakage or the strong, sudden urge to go, incontinence can interfere with your everyday life. Although urinary incontinence disproportionately affects older people, it isn’t an inevitable health condition. Many of...

Combatting an Overactive Bladder with These Treatment Options Dec 18th, 2018

According to the the American Urological Association about 33 million Americans have overactive bladder. Many of those people don’t seek help because they are embarrassed, or they don’t know what to say. They may also believe there are no treatments and overactive bladder is just something they have to manage...

Don't Live With Pain: Seek Treatment For Vaginal Health Problems Nov 26th, 2018

The medical world uses many different and often unfamiliar terms to describe issues associated with vaginal health problems. You may be experiencing vaginitis, vulvovaginitis, vaginosis, or any of several other conditions that can affect the sensitive internal and external skin and other soft tissue structures related to your vaginal health....

How to Know If You Are Suffering From Vaginal Mesh Complications Oct 26th, 2018

Pelvic organ prolapse is an often-frustrating condition that many women experience after childbirth and with changes linked to menopause, obesity, persistent cough or constipation that strains your muscles, and other common issues. It’s caused by weakening of the pelvic floor muscles that normally hold your uterus, urinary bladder, and other...

4 Lifestyle Tips to Help Prevent UTIs Sep 12th, 2018

Although they’re common, when you develop the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI), your first stop should be your doctor’s office. Most often caused by bacterial infections, an untreated UTI can lead to serious complications, including kidney damage.Fortunately, most UTIs are easily treated with a round of antibiotics, and...

What You Should Know About Pelvic Organ Prolapse Aug 15th, 2018

Pelvic organ prolapse is a type of a hernia that can be uncomfortable and rather awkward to manage since it often causes urinary issues, such as unexpected leakage of your urine when you laugh or a cough (stress urinary incontinence).In fact, if your doctor has diagnosed you with urinary incontinence,...

Shedding Light on Fecal Incontinence Jul 9th, 2018

For many women, fecal incontinence is embarrassing, but the rare issue that may occur when you have the stomach flu that’s producing diarrhea or as a reaction to last night’s dinner party. Sometimes, however, the unexpected loss of stool becomes an ongoing issue that’s difficult to hide and just as...

Why Sex Can Be Painful and What You Can Do About It Jun 19th, 2018

No matter how much you enjoy your partner and the pleasure that physical and emotional closeness can create, pain during sex may cause you to avoid intimacy whenever possible. This can create problems in a relationship and may leave you feeling responsible.It doesn’t help, either, when you or your partner...

5 Signs of a UTI May 25th, 2018

Urinary tract infections are extremely common and nothing to feel embarrassed about. Up 60% of women experience a UTI at some point during their lives. But, just because UTIs are common, doesn’t mean you can put off seeing a doctor. Delaying medical attention may lead to kidney and bladder damage...

What is Pelvic Floor Training? Apr 19th, 2018

If you’re like most women, you never gave urinary incontinence (UI) a second thought until you had your first baby. That’s usually when the average woman first experiences some amount of bladder leakage, either during a forceful sneeze, a coughing fit, or an exceptionally funny joke.   If you wouldn’t dream...

Can Urinary Incontinence Be Prevented? Mar 28th, 2018

Millions of men and women experience loss of bladder control that ranges from a few drops to significant leakage. Being overweight, smoking, and having type 2 diabetes increases the chances that you’ll develop urinary incontinence (UI) -- and while it affects adults of all ages, it’s more common in women...

What is Bladder Botox? Feb 23rd, 2018

What is Bladder Botox?If you find yourself canceling social outings to avoid the stress of finding a restroom, you’re not alone. Over 30 million Americans experience the sudden and uncontrollable urge to urinate known as overactive bladder. The good news is, you can put your days of frequent bathroom trips...