Female Urology

Female Urology Specialist
Female urology can encompass many different things, and Dr. David Shusterman at New York Medicine Doctors is here to help. New York City-area women can get help with all types of urologic disorders including stress incontinence, urge incontinence, pelvic pain, blood in the urine, UTIs, and any other urologic problems.

Female Urology Q & A

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What is hematuria?

Hematuria is blood in the urine. While blood in the urine can occur for many reasons, some of them are quite serious, so the condition must be closely monitored. When blood is obvious to the naked eye, it's called gross hematuria. When blood in the urine can be detected only under a microscope during testing, it's called microscopic hematuria.

Conditions that can potentially cause hematuria include:

  • UTIs
  • Kidney infections
  • Kidney stones
  • An enlarged prostate
  • Kidney disease
  • A bruised kidney
  • Heavy exercise

The treatment for hematuria depends upon the underlying condition that caused it. In the case of UTI, antibiotics are usually the solution. In the case of kidney stones, noninvasive removal through ultrasound stone cracking is an effective solution. Conditions like enlarged prostate can be treated with either medication or reduction of the prostate. Once the underlying condition is treated, the hematuria will typically clear up rapidly.

What is stress incontinence?

Stress incontinence is the most common kind of urinary incontinence. A person with stress incontinence has urine leakage when the bladder is stressed. This can happen:

  • During pregnancy
  • When lifting objects or straining
  • When sneezing or coughing
  • When laughing

Dr. Shusterman can treat stress incontinence in several ways, including:

  • Medication
  • Pelvic-strengthening exercises
  • Lifestyle changes

What is urge incontinence?

Urge incontinence occurs when a person has a frequent urge to urinate, even if they don't actually need to empty their bladder. This condition is also called overactive bladder. Dr. Shusterman can treat urge incontinence in several ways. The focus is generally on calming the bladder to prevent it from excessive spasms.

What is a UTI?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of some part of the urinary system. A UTI can affect the:

  • Bladder
  • Kidneys
  • Ureters
  • Urethra

UTIs typically include the lower portion of the urinary tract. This infection can cause:

  • Pain during urination
  • A burning feeling during urination
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Cloudy urine
  • Blood in the urine

The standard treatment for a UTI is antibiotics, which can clear up the infection and allow the patient to feel better quite quickly.

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