Female urinary incontinence is defined as the inability to control urination. More often than not it is a temporary urological problem, but for some women it can last for years. Rather than risk the embarrassment of having an accident in front of others, many women with incontinence urology problems withdrawal from social activities they once enjoyed, while others feel forced to wear maxi pads every day and diapers every night. At Academic Urology & Urogynecology of Arizona, there are a variety of treatments available that can help restore urinary continence and provide a better quality of life.
Sometimes waste byproducts in the urine do not dissolve completely and develop from microscopic particles or crystals into kidney stones over time. Stones that move down into the ureter, get stuck in the passage, and cause excruciating pain are referred to as ureteric stones. Cancerous (malignant) cells can develop in the lining of the kidney’s tubules and grow into a mass called a tumor, which is known as renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the most common form of kidney cancer. At Academic Urology & Urogynecology of Arizona, we specialize in the field of urogynecology and believe that early detection and diagnosis of these and other female urological problems, such as those listed below are important in providing patients with effective treatment options.