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Vaginal Dryness– Causes and Finding Symptom Relief

Vaginal dryness is something a lot of women experience– they may be headed toward menopause, be experiencing surgically induced menopause (as with a hysterectomy), or may not be producing enough estrogen in their body.  Vaginal dryness is extremely Read More…

Posted in Bladder, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection

Antibiotics, UTIs, and Interstitial Cystitis

An Interstitial Cystitis flare up can feel quite similar to a bladder infection or Urinary Tract Infection.  They both can come on quite suddenly and share similar symptoms: burning when urinating, extreme pressure, discomfort, pain, and urgency.  Antibiotics Read More…

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms, Urinary Tract Infection

Interstitial Cystitis (IC) vs. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

You wake up, use the bathroom, and suddenly feel familiar symptoms:  stinging, burning, and pelvic pain.  As the day goes on you continue to have symptoms and find yourself headed to the bathroom more than usual.  You wonder, “Is this

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Urinary Tract Infection

Women Who Benefit from Taking Estrogen

I am a huge supporter of estrogen.  There are certain times when taking prescribed estrogen can really help women feel better.  The biggest and most well-known time is obviously menopause.  As a woman’s natural production of estrogen declines, taking Read

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Painful Intercourse, Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms, Urinary Tract Infection

Signs of Gynecological Issues in Young Girls

As a society, we tend to associate certain gyneoclogical issues with different age groups.  For example, when we think hormonal imbalances we typically think of women in their 40’s or 50’s who are entering (or about to enter) menopause.  When

Posted in Endometriosis, Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Davis Talks About Interstitial Cystitis in a Video

Two years ago I released a twenty minute video about Interstitial Cystitis.   I put it on YouTube and over 650 people have viewed it!  In this video I talk about bladder anatomy, I draw out the same diagram we used

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, overactive bladder, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection

Interstitial Cystitis, UTIs, and Sexual Intercourse

Any woman who has ever had a bladder infection or urinary tract infection (UTI) knows the importance of urinating after intimacy and sexual intercourse. Because a woman’s urethra is very short in length, it is easy for germs or bacteria

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection

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