What is Pelvic Prolapse? What are the Symptoms?

by Kathleen Kobashi, MD Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle, WA) Pelvic prolapse (PP) is a general term referring to the “falling down” of the pelvic floor.  Patients have a variety of complaints depending on which compartment of the pelvic floor or vagina is falling (see below).  Prolapse often results from weakness of the supporting structures […]

HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY – A Personalized Approach

By Amy Ochino, MD Today, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is often underutilized because of poor public image and perceptions.  It isn’t for everyone, but it can help a great number of women transition into menopause.  It is a personal decision to be made between a woman and her health care provider. The average age of […]

A Message from the President

WSUS joins National Urology efforts with physician and patient advocacy What an exciting time for urologists to be in our nation’s capitol. The 5th annual Joint Advocacy Conference (JAC), took place from March 20-23, 2010, the precise days during which President Obama’s historic healthcare reform bill was passed by Congress and officially signed into law. […]

TESTICULAR CANCER: The Importance of doing a self examination

By Christopher Porter, MD Introduction   Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men and it is much more common in white American men than in African-American men; however the rates of testicular cancer in both black and white men have been rising steadily over the past two decades. It is important to […]