What are Urinary Disorders?
Women can experience symptoms of a urinary disorder at any stage of their lives. Most urinary disorders are very distressing on the bladder and can cause painful episodes, urinary leakage, and recurrent urinary tract infections. Our board-certified gynecologist, Dr. Otto Huertas, is accepting new patients at CosmeticGyn Center in Dallas, TX for evaluation and treatment of urinary disorders. Left untreated, a urinary disorder could damage your bladder, pelvic floor, urinary tract, and more. Dr. Huertas can help you find out why you are experiencing any of the following symptoms (alone or in combination):
- Loss of urinary control (incontinence)
- Burning urination
- Pelvic pain or pressure
- Bladder or urinary tract infections
- Undiagnosed disease or cancer in or around the bladder
- Weakened pelvic floor muscles
- Pelvic floor prolapses
Some of the causes of urinary disorders include age, weight, diet, lifestyle, medical and family history, medications, hormonal imbalances, and more. We recommend that you schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Huertas in our office in Dallas, TX. CosmeticGyn Center has some of the leading gynecologic and feminine health professionals in the DFW area. Meet privately with Dr. Huertas to begin your diagnostic journey to better health today.
"Dr. Huertas is a very kind and knowledgable doctor. I’m very happy to have found him. He does biodentical hormone replacement and other cosmetic procedures that most gynecologists don’t do. He also takes most insurance options. 5 stars!!! 👏👏👏👏👏"- A.M. / Google / Mar 25, 2021
"I had a great experience with Dr. Huertas and his staff. He preformed 360 lipo on me and I’m now 1 day post op. I had a massage done with an independent massage therapist and they raved about my first day results! I will update this if anything changes. I would recommend this doctor!"- C.O. / Google / Jan 28, 2021
"Dr. Huertas and Jeanette both really put me at ease and answered all my questions."- T.C. / ZocDoc / Dec 06, 2020
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"Dr. Huertas was easy to talk to and listened."- B.G. / Google / Aug 14, 2020
What are the Symptoms of a urinary disorder?
Dr. Huertas can evaluate your urinary disorders at his practice at CosmeticGyn Center in Dallas, TX. You may experience one or multiple symptoms when it comes to your urinary tract and bladder. We offer diagnostic testing for the following urinary disorders:
- Bladder disease or cancer
- Urinary Leakage (urge, stress, overflow, or functional incontinence)
- Urinary tract infections (acute or chronic)
- Bladder pain
- Kidney stones
- Kidney failure
- Interstitial cystitis
Our Urinary Disorder Treatment Options
Our medical team at CosmeticGyn Center can offer several treatment options for symptomatic urinary disorders. Dr. Huertas provides patients with routine gynecologic care with an emphasis on urinary disorder evaluations and treatments. He may recommend one or multiple interventions for diagnosis and treatment:
- An annual well-woman exam with Pap smear, blood work, and ultrasound (if needed)
- STD and HPV screening
- Urinary incontinence evaluation
- Weight-loss management
- Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy
- Physical therapy for your pelvic floor (Kegel exercises)
- Identifying current medications that may be agitating the bladder, such as a diuretic, a spasmodic, or a tricyclic antidepressant medication)
- InterStim nerve stimulation for bladder control
- A single-incision sling for urinary incontinence
- Vaginal and pelvic reconstruction surgery
Other Suggestions for Urinary Disorders
While we examine and evaluate you for certain urinary disorders, there are many ways you can reduce the severity of your symptoms. It's important to eat a healthy diet, and you should especially avoid foods or beverages that inflame your bladder. Weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight can alleviate extra pressure placed on the bladder, which often translates into less pain. Keeping track of how much you drink and when can deter frequent bathroom breaks or waking up in the middle of the night to urinate. Scheduling your restroom breaks throughout your day and sticking to that plan can take the urgency out of your need to urinate. We also recommend that you find incontinence pads or adult diapers to keep you feeling confident and to avoid embarrassing accidents.
Urinary Disorders FAQ
What are the common symptoms of a urinary disorder?
There are a wide variety of urinary disorders, but some common symptoms include:
- Urine leakage
- Cloudy or dark urine
- Urine that has a strong, unpleasant smell
- Pink or bloody urine
- Difficulty urinating or emptying your bladder
- Pain in the abdomen, lower pack, or pelvic area
- Cramping in the abdominal area
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Frequent need to urinate
- Unexplained weight loss
How common are urinary tract infections (UTI)?
According to one study, as many as 50 — 60% of women will develop a UTI at some point in their life.
What is the most common urinary disorder?
The most common urinary disorder is a UTI, or urinary tract infection. These infections typically happen in the urethra and bladder, but sometimes they can migrate up the ureters to infect the kidneys. The most common cause of these infections are microorganisms, typically a bacterium.
When is frequent urination serious?
If you are urinating more frequently without cause, for example, drinking caffeinated drinks or alcohol or drinking more liquids in general, and if it interferes with your normal activities and/or sleep, then you may want to contact your doctor to schedule an exam. This is especially true if you are experiencing any other symptoms.
You Can Schedule Your Appointment Today
Our medical team at CosmeticGyn Center can help you find solutions for your distressing urinary disorder. Symptoms may vary, but a urinary disorder can disrupt your life in many ways. If urinary symptoms are causing you discomfort, call us to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Huertas. He has these conversations with patients regularly and has the experience to make recommendations in your best interest. Let's make a plan together! Contact our Dallas, TX office to schedule an appointment.