Top Ten Urological
Facts for Women

Top 10 Urologic Facts For Females

  1. Our practice is 30% female.  
  2. 35% of women over the age of 60 are incontinent.
  3. Difficulty with bladder control in women can results in higher rates of depression and limit sexual activity.
  4. Ninety percent of the patients with an IC diagnosis reported food sensitivities, such as caffeine, acid food, alcohol, etc.
  5. Women tend visit their GYN for problems that are truly in an urologist specialty.  An urologist should be consulted on problems that involve the bladder (such as prolapse), urination (such as incontinence), or kidney disease
  6. Women are less prone to kidney stones than men.
  7. About half of all women will have at least one UTI in her lifetime.  This is because women have a shorter urinary tract than men.
  8. 80% of IC patients are women
  9. Women develop blood in urine (hematuria) more than men because women are more likely to have urinary tract infections, and these infections may lead to hematuria.
  10. Over 17,000 women are diagnosed with bladder cancer each year.



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