• Peptic Ulcers

    Peptic Ulcers

    What is a peptic ulcer? The digestive juices that churn in our stomachs are great for dissolving dinner, but they can also be hard on our bodies. Under certain circumstances, the brew of acid and enzymes can eat away at the lining of the stomach or the duodenum (the upper part of the small intestine),

  • Urine Tests During Pregnancy

    Urine Tests During Pregnancy

    Urine tests provide your doctor or midwife with important information about diseases or conditions that could potentially affect you or your growing baby. That’s why at each prenatal visit, you’ll be asked to give a urine sample as part of your regular exam. This sample is used to help determine if you have diabetes, kidney

  • Urinary Tract Infections

    Urinary Tract Infections

    How do I know if I have a urinary tract infection? A urinary tract infection (UTI) isn’t difficult to recognize: You’ll feel a pressing need to empty your bladder every few minutes, though little or no urine may come out, and you’ll feel a burning sensation when you do urinate. You may also have discomfort

  • Uterine Fibroids FAQ

    Uterine Fibroids FAQ

    What are uterine fibroids? Many of you may have first heard of fibroids when you found out a friend had them. They’re generally benign tumors that grow inside your uterus and can be as small as a pea or as large as a cantaloupe. Fibroids are the most common type of growth in the pelvic

  • Urinary Incontinence FAQ

    Urinary Incontinence FAQ

    What is urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence occurs when you’ve lost some control over your bladder and can’t help passing urine. This may happen because the surrounding muscles in your pelvic floor are weak, or because your bladder and other organs sag. It can also result from overactive bladder muscles or from weakness in the ring

  • Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary Incontinence

    A doctor can determine your particular type of incontinence (or sometimes more than one type), check to see which conditions or medications might be causing the problem, and, most important, help you find a way to regain control.