Find out what might be causing your pelvic pain and what you can do about it.
Maybe you’ve heard about the pelvic floor before but you don’t really know what it is. The pelvic floor is a series of muscles that support the bladder, bowels, and uterus in a woman. Women with pelvic dysfunction may experience chronic pain in this area. You may notice that the muscles may even spasm. You may also experience frequency urination or urinary incontinence or pain during intercourse. If this is something you are going through, our Jacksonville, FL, urologists, Dr. Ahmad Kasraeian or Dr. Ali Kasraeian, are here to help.
Sure, we know that this might not be the easiest conversation to have with a doctor, but it’s one that our Jacksonville urological specialists see often, particularly in women. Experiencing chronic pelvic pain and other problems should not become the norm. While there are a variety of reasons why pelvic pain might be happening it’s important that you turn to us for the answers you need so we can create a treatment plan that works for you.
What causes pelvic floor pain and dysfunction?
There is still a lot about pelvic dysfunction that the medical community is trying to research and discover. Of course, there are certain medical conditions or experiences that can cause weakness within the muscles of the pelvic floor including:
- Nerve damage
- Being obese
- Previous pelvic surgery
How is pelvic dysfunction and pain treated?
There are several ways in which to reduce pain and other issues you might be having as a result of pelvic floor dysfunction. First and foremost, we want to find the most effective way to relax the muscles to prevent spasms and to improve urinary control and bowel movements (and to reduce pain during intercourse, too).
We can teach you a series of Kegel exercises to do that can help to rebuild and restrengthen the pelvic floor muscles. This is a simple an effective option that you can do anytime, anywhere.
Of course, we know that Kegel exercises often aren’t enough to alleviate most women’s pelvic pain. Sometimes a muscle relaxant is prescribed to help reduce the frequency and severity of muscle spasms. Another treatment option is biofeedback, in which sensors are placed on the abdomen and anus, which controls the muscles to make them contract and relax to help the patient understand how to better control these muscles on their own. In more severe cases, surgery is recommended to repair pelvic muscle damage.
Kasraeian Urology offers three convenient locations in Jacksonville, FL, to serve you better. Don’t let pelvic dysfunction and pain affect your quality of life. Call our urological team today to schedule a much-needed appointment with us.
How your urologists in Jacksonville can help you
So why do you need a urologist? Urologists are specialists who diagnose and treat conditions and diseases of the urinary tract. Urinary tract problems are common, so you may need to seek out the services of an expert in the field of Urology. Dr. Ahmad Kasraeian or Dr. Ali Kasraeian at Kasraeian Urology want to share some of the reasons why it’s important to have a urologist. They have several convenient office locations in Jacksonville, FL to help you.
People often see a urologist because of signs or symptoms like these:
- Blood in your urine
- Difficult or painful urination
- Leaking urine when you cough or sneeze
- Pain in your abdomen, pelvis, or groin area
- Protruding, fallen bladder
- Pain during intercourse
- Lower back pain or pain on the side of your back
Any of these signs or symptoms could be an indication of something more serious. Urologists treat annoying, painful, or serious medical conditions like these:
- Overactive bladder
- Enlarged prostate
- Erectile dysfunction
- Kidney or bladder stones
- Bladder, kidney, or urinary tract infection
- Kidney, bladder, or prostate cancer
- Sexually transmitted infections and diseases
- Inflammation of the prostate
It’s important to visit your urologist if you notice any of the signs or symptoms listed above. Not seeking treatment can result in kidney or bladder damage, prostate cancer, and other serious medical conditions.
When you visit your urologist, he may order lab tests to check your kidney function, blood cell counts, hormone levels, or PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels. He may also recommend medical imaging of your kidneys, prostate, bladder, or other organs.
For more detailed information about urology services for men, please visit the Male Urology page on the Kasraeian Urology website at http://www.kasraeianurology.com/male-urology.html
For more detailed information about urology services for women, please visit the Female Urology page on the Kasraeian Urology website at http://www.kasraeianurology.com/female-urology.html
Having a urologist can help ensure early diagnosis and treatment of potentially serious or even fatal urological issues. If you are having urinary tract or prostate issues, don’t delay. Instead, pick up the phone and call Drs. Ahmad and Ali Kasraeian at Kasraeian Urology, with offices in Jacksonville, FL. Call today!
Could that sudden need to run to the bathroom be the result of an overactive bladder?
Are you worried that a day at the mall, out with friends or even watching a movie in the theatre could lead to sudden panic the moment you realize you have to go to the bathroom? While this might not be a concern for most, if you are dealing with overactive bladder then you know that the urge can suddenly turn urgent in a matter of moments. From the office of our Jacksonville, FL, urologists, Dr. Ahmad Kasraeian or Dr. Ali Kasraeian, find out more about overactive bladder and your treatment options.
What is overactive bladder?
We all know that people experience moments during their lifetime when they need to go to the bathroom right away; however, if you are someone with overactive bladder then the urgency is immediate, intense and frequent.
Those with true overactive bladder experience this sensation several times throughout the day, and sometimes may experience bladder leakage as a result. You may also wake up throughout the night to go to the bathroom.
Since there are other conditions such as urinary tract infections or an enlarged prostate that can also cause these same symptoms, it’s important that you turn to our Jacksonville urology specialists right away if this is happening to you.
What causes overactive bladder?
Sometimes overactive bladder just happens; however, there are some people who experience this urinary problem as a result of other health problems such as:
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Nerve damage
Those with weak pelvic floor muscles, those who consume caffeinated beverages, those who take diuretics (often to treat high blood pressure) and those who are overweight are at a higher risk for overactive bladder.
How is it treated?
The condition can sometimes be managed with lifestyle modifications. These simple changes are usually recommended before turning to medications or surgery.
- There are certain foods and drinks that can exacerbate your symptoms and so they should be avoided. This includes citrus, spicy foods, tea and coffee, tomato products, alcohol and chocolate. It’s also important that you are getting enough fiber in your diet.
- If you are overweight, you will want to find healthy ways to shed the pounds and maintain a healthier diet.
- If you smoke it’s also a good idea to quit this habit, as cigarettes can affect the health and function of the bladder muscles.
- Furthermore, there are exercises that you can perform to help strengthen the bladder muscles, and we would be happy to talk to you about different techniques and exercises that you can perform each and every day from the comfort of your own home.
Kasraeian Urology in Jacksonville, FL, is here to provide comprehensive and thorough medical care for men and women dealing with urinary tract problems. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us today to find out what’s going on.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that makes it difficult for men to achieve and/or maintain an erection. Although the risk for ED (also known as impotence) tends to increase with age and tends to be more common over the age of 50, it can affect men at any age. There are a number of underlying potential causes for ED, ranging from physical and emotional to certain lifestyle factors. The doctors at Kasraeian Urology in Jacksonville, FL, offer a number of treatment options for men struggling with ED.
ED Treatment in Jacksonville, FL
If you are having issues with sexual activity or experiencing symptoms of ED, you are not alone. According to statistics, anywhere between 15 to 30 million men in the United States experience some degree of difficulty with erectile function. Most men experience occasional problems from time to time, but if the inability to achieve or maintain an erection persists for a period of time that seems longer than normal for you, a urologist can help to determine whether you are experiencing ED and recommend the best course of treatment.
What Causes ED?
There are a number of possibilities and issues that can interfere with the erection process. Some of the most common known risk factors for erectile dysfunction include:
- Age (most common over the age of 50)
- General health issues like diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure and cholesterol
- Lifestyle factors like smoking, which can interfere with normal blood flow
- Excessive alcohol or drug use
- Abnormally low testosterone levels
- Peripheral neuropathy or nerve damage
- A side effect of certain medications, or chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer
- Psychological and emotional issues like stress, anxiety, and depression
ED symptoms can range from mild to severe. Treatment may include medication, devices like an external vacuum, and/or lifestyle modifications, depending on the cause.
Find a Urologist in Jacksonville, FL
For more information about the treatment options for ED, contact Kasraeian Urology by calling 904-727-7955 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ahmad Kasraeian or Dr. Ali Kasraeian today.
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