J Scott. Hassell, MD
Location and Office HoursNorth Dallas Urology
5300 W Plano Pkwy Ste 300
Plano, TX 75093
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- Presbyterian Hospital of Allen
- Presbyterian Hospital of Plano
- The Medical Center of Plano
What pelvic floor disorders can affect women?
May Wakamatsu, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answeredAn estimated 40% of women who give birth vaginally go on to develop one or more of the problems collectively known as pelvic floor disorders. These include stress incontinence, overactive bladder, uterine prolapse (in which the uterus drops out of its normal position), cystocele (in which the bladder bulges into the vagina), rectocele (in which the rectum bulges into the vagina), and fecal incontinence. These disorders often grow worse over time, requiring surgical repair in at least 11% of women over all.
What is renin?
Renin is an enzyme produced by the kidneys that helps control blood pressure. Renin works by activating other chemicals to narrow (constrict) blood vessels, which increases blood pressure; a decrease in renin levels helps lower blood pressure.
Normally, this mechanism keeps blood pressure within a healthy range. But some people develop chronic high blood pressure (hypertension). When this occurs, medicines may be used that block the action of renin on blood vessels.
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What test should be performed if I have blood in my urine?
Clearly visible and microscopic hematuria (blood in the urine) requires evaluation. The upper urinary tract should be imaged, and cystoscopy should be done if there is hematuria in the absence of infection. A comprehensive evaluation is necessary entailing of upper tract (kidneys and ureters) imaging, cystoscopy and urine cytology.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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