Women’s Urological Care in Boca Raton, FL
As a leader in the field of women’s health, urologist David Schwartzwald MD, FACS has helped women with sexual health issues using the latest in medical technology. Our program offers a unique approach to the treatment of urologic conditions and is designed for all patients who experience symptoms of any urologic condition. We provide both innovative surgical and medical treatments while setting a course for long-term management for recovery and prevention.
Call (561) 939-0700 for our Boca Raton office for more information on any of these conditions or procedures.
Overactive Bladder, or OAB, is a medical condition that occurs when the detrusor, a muscle in the bladder, contracts at a higher rate. The increase in contractions causes the frequent urge to urinate multiple times a day. 40% of women live with OAB but may not be aware of the condition for symptoms commonly go unnoticed.
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic bladder condition that occurs when the bladder continues to hold urine after your kidneys have filtered it, causing the urge to urinate multiple times a day. Pain is often felt under the belly and women may additionally feel discomfort in the vulva, vagina or behind the vagina.
Urinary Tract Infection
A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a common infection that occurs in the lower urinary tract, the bladder or urethra and is mostly diagnosed in women. Pain while urinating is a common symptom for those who have a UTI, as well as blood in the urine. Urinary Tract Infections are easily treatable with the use of antibiotics.
Urinary Incontinence causes loss of bladder control due to the weakening of the pelvic floor (tissues and muscles). The pelvic floor can weaken within women from pregnancy, childbirth, an existing bladder condition or injury. Additionally, menopause and aging can contribute to the weakening of the pelvic floor.
Stress Incontinence Treatment
Stress incontinence is a form of urinary incontinence that makes it hard to stop the flow of urine when pressure is placed on the bladder. This issue can cause embarrassment, limit social activity, and may also affect a person’s romantic life. Most patients with stress incontinence tend to lose bladder control during physical activity. In some cases, however, bladder leakage can occur from pressure applied to the bladder while in a sitting or standing position.
A common, yet treatable cancer for middle-aged men and women, bladder cancer tends to start in the cells that line the bladder, growing abnormally and then eventually forming tumors. Smoking, irritation in the bladder lining, exposure to chemicals, parasitic infections and past radiation exposure increase your chances of being diagnosed.
When high levels of certain minerals such as uric acid or calcium gather in your urine, kidney stones may develop over time in the urinary tract. Depending on the size of the stones, they may cause pain, bleeding, or an infection.