Women’s urology is often more complicated because of the pelvic stress that many women have during childbirth. Bladder and pelvic floor dysfunction can be troubling for a woman and is often something that is endured in silence. Dr. Bankhead is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all his patients by offering advanced procedures that improve or eliminate embarrassing and persistent symptoms. We offer treatment for urinary incontinence, recurrent UTIs, pelvic organ prolapse, vaginal dryness and more. Dr. Bankhead is skillfully trained to properly diagnose and treat a number of conditions with a caring and compassionate approach – at every stage of your life!
Women’s Health Concerns
We get it… many women can be reluctant to talk about their loss of bladder control, because lets face it… it’s not something that comes up over coffee with your girlfriends, or at your regular bible study. But the truth is, the percentage of women dealing with overactive bladder is huge. And we mean HUGE. Some reports show that as many as 40% of women deal with bladder leakage. Women’s urology care should not be dismissed.
Interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as “painful bladder syndrome”, is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the bladder wall. Often misdiagnosed as a bladder infection or UTI, patients can go years before receiving the correct diagnosis. If you’ve sought treatment for recurrent UTIs and the the urine cultures have been negative or the symptoms still persist despite antibiotics, it’s time to talk with Dr. Bankhead about real solutions.
The second most prominent complaint we hear in womens urology is regarding recurrent urinary tract infections. A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that occurs anywhere along the urinary tract, which includes the bladder, kidneys, ureters (the tubes that take urine from the kidneys to the bladder), and urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder). For some women, urinary tract infections can bring uncomfortable symptoms lasting days at a time, and may be a recurrent problem indicating the risk of more serious infections.
Whatever your womens urology needs, we understand the most advanced solutions to get you living a life that is less dependent on knowing where the restroom is!
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