Urodynamics is a procedure that evaluates urinary incontinence. It can help determine the type and potential causes of urinary incontinence. This information can further guide treatment options. This procedure can be done in the office setting. Discuss this further with your physician.
What is an OB pre-pay, and what is included?
Due to the rising costs of healthcare, we attempt to calculate the amount that we expect you will owe once your pregnancy is billed to insurance. This amount, in most cases, is based on a patient’s coinsurance and not on their deductible unless there is a particularly high deductible involved. We ask that this portion be paid in advance of delivery to help reduce the financial burden on our patients post delivery. This pre-pay is only based on the global fee for pregnancy and does not include services billed separately by our offices or the hospital where you deliver. Separately billed services will be billed along the way, and you be asked to pay those balances in addition to the pre-pay. Any portion you may owe above and beyond your pre-pay will be billed to you once we’ve heard back from your insurance. Since we aren’t calculating most pre-pays based on deductibles, if your deductible has not been met by the time you deliver, you should expect to receive a bill.
Is sexual intercourse safe to continue while pregnant?
Sex is safe throughout a normal pregnancy. If you’re having a normal or low-risk pregnancy, sexual intercourse will not harm the baby. The muscular walls of your uterus, your abdomen, and the fluid in the amniotic sac protect your baby. However, while you are pregnant, we recommend that you use positions that relieve any pressure on the abdomen and your baby, especially as you get closer to your due date, and avoid positions that encourage deep penetration. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, one that may be complicated by preterm labor or a risk of a miscarriage, always seek the advice of your physician.
What is a hysterectomy?
Hysterectomies are performed to treat gynecological conditions including cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, uterine bleeding, and childbirth complications. A hysterectomy is defined as the surgically removal of the uterus, but there are many different ways to perform this procedure, and a patient should consider the type of hysterectomy she needs based on the reason for the surgery, as well as the size and position of the uterus. The most common types of hysterectomy surgeries include:
- Total or complete hysterectomy where both the uterus and cervix are removed.
- Subtotal or partial hysterectomy where the uterus is removed, but the cervix remains intact.
- Radical hysterectomy is performed when certain cancers are discovered. This procedure removes the uterus, cervix, ovaries, and other structures that support the uterus, which can include lymph nodes.
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