9 Things Urologists Want Women To Know

9 things urologists wish you knew
You might think of urologists as ob-gyns for men—and it’s true that they specialize in disorders of the male reproductive organs, including erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer. But these medical specialists also play for the other team.”There’s a whole subspecialty within urology devoted to women’s health,” explains Nirit Rosenblum, MD, a urogynecologist and an assistant professor of urology at NYU Langone Medical Center. They don’t look at the bladder exclusively, but cover a range of issues that are incredibly common after pregnancy and delivery and continue throughout life—namely incontinence, pelvic pain, and urinary tract infections. “When it comes to the health of the bladder and pelvic floor, we have a lot of to offer women in terms of prevention, treatment, and education,” Rosenblum says.You may be wondering: “Isn’t that why I see my ob-gyn?” The answer is yes—at first, but if your problem exceeds a gynecologist’s level of expertise or if it escalates or becomes chronic—as these issues increasingly do as we age—a urologist is the specialist your gynecologist will call. Here’s what these next-level docs want you to know.

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