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Bladder & Urinary Problems Specialist

Elias Moukarzel, MD -  - OBGYN

Femina Careo

Elias Moukarzel, MD

OBGYN & Urogynecology located in El Centro, CA & Carlsbad, CA

When you suffer from bladder and urinary problems, it leads to embarrassment and can even impact your self-esteem. Instead of staying at home on another Saturday night, find a solution to your urinary problems with Dr. Elias Moukarzel. At Femina Careo, with locations in Carlsbad and El Centro, California, Dr. Moukarzel can treat your bladder dysfunction or pain with a variety of cutting-edge therapies. To learn more or schedule your initial appointment with the board-certified OB/GYN, call the office or use our convenient online booking tool.

Bladder & Urinary Problems

What are common types of bladder and urinary problems?

Although women can experience bladder and urinary problems at any time, many of the common conditions worsen with age. Some of the most frequent problems Dr. Moukarzel treats include:

  • Stress incontinence: the unintentional leaking of urine with muscles stress, including coughing or sneezing
  • Urgency incontinence: a strong, urgent need to urinate that needs to be met immediately
  • Mixed incontinence: a combination of stress and urgency incontinence
  • Interstitial cystitis: a chronic condition that results in an inflamed and irritated bladder
  • Urinary tract infection: an infection in the urinary tract caused by bacteria
  • Bladder prolapse: when the supportive tissue between the bladder and uterus weaken, allowing the bladder to bulge into the vagina

What causes bladder and urinary problems?

A variety of factors influence the development of bladder and urinary problems. In cases of incontinence, there’s either a miscommunication between the brain and the bladder or your urinary control muscles don’t squeeze strongly enough. You may have an issue with your bladder muscle or the nerves that send communication signals to your brain.

Some bladder and urinary problems result from stress and trauma to your pelvic region. This can include childbirth, chronic coughs, and obesity. Neurological conditions can also lead to urinary problems.

Some problems result due to the normal effects of aging and menopause, while others result from physical inactivity or pregnancy.

How are bladder and urinary problems treated?

Dr. Moukarzel determines the best course for the treatment of your bladder and urinary condition by considering a variety of factors, including your health, age, the severity of your symptoms, and the impact they have on your daily life.

To ensure you get the best care possible, he offers a complete bladder workup for those struggling with urinary problems. This workup includes a cystoscopy, urodynamics, and overactive bladder management, including urgency, frequency, incomplete emptying, and urinary leakage.

He may also recommend:

  • Medication
  • Bladder instillation
  • Bladder distention
  • Nerve stimulation
  • Nutrition changes
  • Bladder retraining
  • Stress management
  • Pelvic floor therapy