Female Urology

Up until a few years ago, female urology was virtually synonymous with female incontinence. However over the past decade, the scope of what female urology encompasses has grown enormously. Because of the changing role of women in society and medicine, there has been an increased awareness of women's health in general and female urological problems in particular. There are clearly some unique aspects to female physiology and pathology that impact on urological diagnosis and clinical management.

Common problems encountered in day to day practice related to female urology:

  • Leakage of urine on cough or sneezing
  • Urge incontinence; leak while going to toilet
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Genitor-urinary fistula (continuous dribbling of urine)
  • Chronic pelvic pain (painful bladder syndrome)
  • Difficulty in passing urine (poor stream, retention of urine
  • Blood in the urine / milky urine

The management of these problems depend on detailed history, focused pelvic/ neurological examination and basic imaging studies. The treatment may vary from behavioral modification, pelvic floor exercises to reconstructive surgery.

The common procedures performed are:

  • Urethral sling procedures (TOT/TVT)
  • Ureteric reimplantation
  • Vesico-vaginal fistula repair
  • Urethral reconstruction
  • URSL/ PCNL (kidney stones)
Dr.Ravindra Varma

Dr. G.Ravindra Varma M.S.,M.Ch.,(Uro) Bombay
D.N.B.(Genito_Urinary Surgery)
Fellow Urology (Singapore)

Consultant
Urologist & Andrologist