The Rosemark gynecologists are specialists in the care for senior women. In fact, Rosemark has one of the region’s only gynecologists who is board certified in the urogynecology specialty. Dr. Ty Erickson, has received additional gynecological training for the diseases and conditions suffered by senior women.
Menopause is a natural process that typically begins in the 40s or 50s. Menopause marks the end of fertility but women can remain healthy, energetic, and sexual. Some symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, sleep difficulties, and irritability. Menopause treatments may include hormone replacement therapy and other remedies.
Overactive bladder is a condition where the patient experiences a sudden urge to urinate. Controlling urination may be difficult and may lead to incontinence. There are treatments that are available without medication but in some cases, medication may be the best option.
Pelvic organ prolapse is the situation where a pelvic organ, like a bladder, drops and pushes against vaginal walls causing discomfort and pain. The condition is typically caused by weak or stretched pelvic muscles from childbirth or surgery.
Urinary incontinence is a common disorder with a variety of causes that result in involuntary urinary leakage. Stress urinary incontinence and urgency urinary incontinence can cause trepidation for women going out into public for fear that they may leak.
Fecal incontinence is a pelvic disorder dealing with weak pelvic muscles causing uncontrollable bowel leakage. This disorder may seem embarrassing, but not to the Rosemark health care providers. Treatment is available and our caring staff is ready to help.
Vaginal infections, also known as vaginitis, are inflammations of the vagina. This uncomfortable disease causes irritation, cloudy vaginal discharge, and unusual odor. There are many causes of vaginal infection which is why it is important to see one of our providers for appropriate treatment.