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Varied treatments available for female urinary tract problems

Elizabeth Ferry, MD,Females tend to have different problems with their bladder and urinary tract than males, and many of these problems can be resolved without surgery, says Elizabeth Ferry, MD, a specialist in female urology at Upstate. She describes common urinary tract problems that can occur at different stages in a woman‘s life, including kidney stones, infections, incontinence and prolapse, or dropped bladder. Many women don‘t seek treatment for these problems because they fear surgery is the only option, but urologists offer a variety of treatments, including medications, dietary changes and physical therapy, that don‘t necessarily involve surgery, and minimally invasive surgery is also an option, Ferry says.