Women’s Health

Neurostimulation Is Revolutionizing OAB Treatment

March 7, 2020  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  Men's Health  Women's Health  

Overactive bladder is more common than you think. But sometimes, it’s hard to tell on your own whether it’s an actual condition you have or something extraneous. Some of the symptoms of overactive bladder include the following: – Do you pee more frequently than you would often like? – Do you experience sudden urges to […]

This Lifestyle Might Make You Unable to Reproduce

June 22, 2019  |  Men's Health  Women's Health  

If you were to take a look at Infertility statistics, you may be surprised. Infertility is a complex issue affecting about 15% of couples attempting to conceive. That’s one in eight adult couples with fertility issues with one in six couples infertile. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after six to twelve months. […]

Vasectomy vs. Essure: The Final Plan

October 9, 2018  |  Vasectomy  Women's Health  

Two kids was the plan, but two more later and your hands are now as full as that minivan you’re driving — jam-packed to the brim with your pride and joy — from one practice to another rehearsal three times a week. You wouldn’t trade your own personal cast of the Fantastic Four for the […]

Infertility By The Numbers

June 18, 2018  |  Erectile Dysfunction  Low Testosterone  Men's Health  Vasectomy  Women's Health  

Did you know even a single degree in temperature difference can negatively impact sperm count? Turn to the family planning expert Dr. Shaw, to start focusing on life goals. Infertility in Women If you have been trying for baby and either cannot get or stay pregnant after trying for at least a year, you may […]

How Bladder Cancer Hides in Women

November 16, 2016  |  Bladder  Women's Health  

This week, we’re continuing our series on the bladder for Bladder Health Month. Today, we’re talking about bladder cancer, and specifically bladder cancer in women.  Like many urologic problems, we tend to think of bladder cancer as something that affects older men. There is some truth to this. Of the estimate 77,000 new cases of […]

The State of Fertility In The United States

July 27, 2016  |  Men's Health  Women's Health  

Many of our patients at Austin Urology Institute are concerned with fertility. Some come to use because they’re done having children and are ready for a vasectomy, while others are struggling to conceive. Dr. Koushik Shaw of Austin Urology Institute and Dr. George Shashoua of Austin Urogynecology work together to help couples achieve happy reproductive […]

Can stress cause kidney stones?

October 28, 2015  |  Kidney Stones  Men's Health  Women's Health  

Kidney stones are a major pain in the abdomen. At Austin Urology Institute, Dr. Koushik Shaw and his team frequently see patients who are sidelined by a burr in their urinary tract, wondering how it got there and how to make it go away. Patients often ask if kidney stones are caused by stress (or […]

Urinary Tract Infections and How to Prevent Them

October 21, 2015  |  UTIs  Women's Health  

If you’ve ever had a Urinary Tract Infection (more commonly known as a UTI) you’re well aware of how uncomfortable they can be and are probably willing to do whatever it takes to avoid another one. However, in order to avoid a UTI, you must understand what it is. (Not really, but it’s good to […]

The Truth About Vasectomies vs Essure

August 27, 2015  |  Vasectomy  Women's Health  

Just because you’re done having kids, that doesn’t mean your done being intimate. These days, there are more options than ever for long-term birth control, but most of these ask a lot from the ladies in the relationship. Dr. Koushik Shaw and the Austin Urology Institute team have decades of experience counseling couples (or individuals) […]

The Truth About Vasectomies vs Tubal Ligation

August 20, 2015  |  Vasectomy  Women's Health  

Just because you’re done having kids, that doesn’t mean your done being intimate. These days, there are more options than ever for long term birth control, but most of these ask a lot from the ladies in the relationship. Comparatively, a vasectomy is one of the easier forms of birth control, and it’s permanent. Dr. […]