Have you ever experienced a “little accident” when coughing, sneezing, laughing, or during physical activity? You're not alone. Between 25 and 45 percent of women suffer from urinary incontinence. Ignoring those "little accidents" can take a huge toll on your comfort and quality of life. That's why, during the last 30 years, a new subspecialty of Gynecology has developed to not only address loss of bladder and bowel control, but also prolapse problems and pelvic pain, which can arise from childbirth. This field is called "Urogynecology"—click to read more!
Do you ever ask yourself, "Is this normal?" Many women do, and luckily, there is an answer to this age-old question—and the answer lies in urogynecology. Read this post and you'll not only learn about the up-and-coming subspeciality of gynecology, but about real-world patients that Dr. Ken Ostermann has treated. As Dodge County's only certified urogynecologist, Dr. Ken is definitely qualified to help you find your "normal".
Have irregular, heavy, painful, or absent periods? Listen to Dr. Effie Siomos, M.D., FACOG, as she discusses the many solutions for abnormal periods. Make an appointment with a provider at Beaver Dam Women’s Health, and you’ll receive the answers and advice you need if you suffer from irregular periods.
Just as your teen's cell phone is important enough to her social life that she seems attached to it at the hip, what's between her hips is just as important to her, but in a different way—for her gynecologic health. It might be the last thing on her mind, or her parent's mind, but it is crucial that young women come in for an initial gynecologic appointment for awareness, education, and guidance about their gynecologic health. Read more about what to expect at a young woman's first gynecology appointment.
Unsure when you or your daughter should visit a gynecologist for the first time? Andrea Bushaw, MSN, WHNP, APNP, explains when and why young women should make their first appointment with an OBGYN. The team at Beaver Dam Women’s Health is committed to providing each patient with a comfortable and informative first-time visit.