Omar Durrani, MD
Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist & Urologist located in Houston, TX
Urologists don’t just treat men. At DurraniMD in Houston, Texas, fellowship-trained and award-winning urologist Omar Durrani, MD, offers comprehensive treatment for women’s health issues ranging from urinary incontinence and UTIs to sexual dysfunction. If you’re looking for an expert urologist for women’s health concerns, call the office or make an appointment online today.
Women's Health Q & A
What women’s health issues do you treat?
Women have unique urological health needs. Your anatomy, combined with the physical stress of pregnancy and childbirth and the effects of age-related hormonal changes, increases your risk of a wide variety of women’s health issues, including:
- Urinary incontinence
- Overactive bladder
- Interstitial cystitis
- Kidney stones
- Pelvic prolapse
These conditions can cause distressing symptoms that you might not want to talk about. However, in most cases, these conditions are easily diagnosed and treated once you speak to Dr. Durrani about your symptoms.
When should I see a urologist for women’s health issues?
You should make an appointment with Dr. Durrani if you experience symptoms like:
- Painful or burning urination
- Blood in your urine
- Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
- Urinary incontinence
- Frequent, sudden, and urgent need to urinate
- Pain during sex
- Feeling like something is in your vagina
- Severe pelvic or lower back pain
- Libido loss
Many of the women’s health issues that trigger these symptoms become progressively worse with time. Getting a diagnosis and starting treatment as early as possible can reduce the overall disruption to your life and health.
How are women’s health issues diagnosed?
Dr. Durrani always begins with a thorough consultation and physical exam, including blood tests and urinalysis. In some cases, he might order additional testing like ultrasounds, X-rays, and MRIs.
What are some available treatments for women’s health issues?
After confirming your diagnosis, Dr. Durrani creates a personalized treatment program to relieve your symptoms and restore your health. Depending on your needs, your plan might include:
Dr. Durrani prescribes medication to relieve your symptoms and help your body fight off disease. For example, he often prescribes antibiotics to treat a UTI or cystitis and prevent hematuria (blood in the urine).
He might also prescribe hormone replacement therapy to relieve symptoms such as vaginal dryness, painful sex, and libido loss. Overactive bladder syndrome sometimes improves with Botox® injections to the muscles supporting your bladder.
In severe cases, you might need surgery to treat a urological women’s health issue. For example, Dr. Durrani can perform surgery to address pelvic prolapse or severe incontinence that doesn’t respond to lifestyle modifications or physical therapy.
Dr. Durrani also offers noninvasive procedures such as extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for kidney stones and pessaries for incontinence or pelvic prolapse.
Call DurraniMD or make an appointment online today for expert women’s health services.