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Sacrocolpoplexy
What is Sacrocolpoplexy? Sacrocolpoplexy is a type of prolapse repair surgery used for more complicated and severe pelvic organ prolapse. Abdominal...
Sacrospinous Fixation
Question: What is Sacrospinous Fixation? Answer: Sacrospinous Fixation is a type of prolapse repair surgery used to treat pelvic organ prolapse. It is often...
Scheduled Voiding
What Does Scheduled Voiding Mean? Scheduled voiding, or timed voiding is a schedule to void (urinate or wee) at certain times of the day. This is typically...
Sexual Intercourse
Sexual intercourse is the act of the penis of the male entering the vagina of the female (also called 'having sex' or 'making love'). Can Kegel8...
Shaatz Pessary
What Does a Shaatz Pessary Do? The Shaatz Pessary is designed for use by women who are suffering from a 2nd or 3rd degree uterine prolapse and may also have...
Shelf Pessary
How Can a Shelf Pessary Help? The wearing of a Shelf pessary is often recommended for women suffering from a prolapse of the top of vagina or uterine...
Sling Procedures
What Does a Vaginal Sling Procedure Involve? A vaginal sling procedure creates a sling of support to help prevent the urethra from opening when a woman...
Smooth Muscle Relaxants
What Do Smooth Muscle Relaxants Do? Smooth Muscles Relaxants are a type of medication that may be useful in preventing or reducing urine loss due to urge...
Solifenacin
What is Solifenacin? Solifenacin 5 mg or 10 mg is a medication prescribed to treat overactive bladder, where the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably...
SPD - Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction
What is Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction? Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction or "SPD" is also known as Pelvic Girdle Pain. What is Pelvic Girdle Pain? Pelvic Girdle...
STARR procedure
What is the STARR Procedure? The STARR (Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection) Procedure is a form of perineal surgery. It is particularly suitable for...
Stress urinary incontinence
We've All Heard of Incontinence, But What is Stress Urinary Incontinence? Stress urinary incontinence is the involuntary and embarassing leakage of urine....
Submucosal Fibroids
What Are Submucosal Fibroids? Fibroids which grow on the inside of the womb (uterus) and extend into the uterine cavity are called submucosal...
Subserol fibroids
What are Subsersal Fibroids? Fibroids which grow on the lining between the uterus and the pelvic cavity (outside of the womb) are known as subserol...
Symphysiotomy
What is a Symphysiotomy? Symphysiotomy is a surgical procedure to unhinge a woman’s pelvis and widen it for childbirth. The widening could be up to...