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Women's Health Specialist

Bluewater Urology Associates

Urologists located in Orange Park, FL

Many women experience unique urological conditions like urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, and pelvic prolapse. Mary Ann Kenneson, MD, and her team at Bluewater Urology Associates in Orange Park, Florida, offer both surgical and nonsurgical women’s health solutions like MonaLisa Touch® laser therapy to ease symptoms and improve your health. Call Bluewater Urology Associates today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Women's Health Q & A

What is urology?

The field of urology focuses on the urinary system, which includes the urethra, bladder, ureters, and kidneys. In men’s health, urologists also care for the male reproductive system. With women’s health, they specialize in the health of the pelvic floor.

What women’s health conditions do urologists treat?

Dr. Kenneson and her team offer a wide range of services for women at all stages of their lives. The conditions Dr. Kennson treats range from urinary issues like infections to pelvic pain and postmenopausal symptoms.

Urinary incontinence

Women experience urinary incontinence, or involuntary leakage, more often than men. It’s usually the result of pregnancy, childbirth, or menopause.

Vaginal dryness

While women of any age can experience vaginal dryness, it’s most common in women after menopause.

Pelvic prolapse

Pelvic prolapse is an uncomfortable condition caused by the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. As these muscles lose strength, the bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum can begin to drop and even fall out of the vagina.

Painful intercourse

Dyspareunia, or painful intercourse, can affect women for a variety of reasons. The cause can be structural, psychological, or due to changes in hormone levels.

How are women’s health conditions diagnosed and treated?

During your appointment, Dr. Kenneson performs a full physical exam to thoroughly evaluate your symptoms and diagnose any unique women's health conditions you might have. Many conditions associated with your vagina and pelvic floor respond positively to noninvasive treatments like MonaLisa Touch laser therapy.

MonaLisa Touch uses laser energy to restore your vaginal health gently. By targeting the vaginal walls with fractional CO₂ energy, your vagina is encouraged to produce collagen. This collagen production prompts hydration and rebuilds functional tissue, improving your overall vaginal health.

MonaLisa Touch therapy is a treatment preferred by Dr. Kenneson because it can be done on-site in a matter of minutes, is usually painless, and provides immediate results.

In addition to MonaLisa Touch, Dr. Kenneson might recommend preventive solutions, medications, hormone therapies, or surgical options. You might also benefit from lifestyle modifications and pelvic floor exercises.

To learn more about how urology can solve women’s health issues, call Bluewater Urology Associates or schedule an appointment online today.