Lower abdominal pain or pain in the pelvic area is very common in women and can have a number of causes. When pain strikes, it can be difficult to determine why it is happening and what to do about it. Dr. Sanjay Gandhi, an urogynecologist in Lake Forest, IL, explains common causes of lower abdominal and pelvic pain in women and the treatment options that are available. Common lower abdominal pain causes and treatments If you are experiencing pain in the area between your belly button and groin, it is likely related to one of the organs from the reproductive … Continue reading
Few things can be more embarrassing than suffering from urinary incontinence. At Partners in Pelvic Health in Lake Forest, IL, Dr. Sanjay Gandhi understands how much of an effect female urinary incontinence can have on your life and offers a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment options to help you get back to your daily life without the worry of accidents or leaks. Understanding incontinence Female urinary incontinence is a complex condition that can have many different causes and manifestations. It is typically caused by an underlying physical condition or follows a dramatic change in hormones, such as pregnancy, childbirth, … Continue reading
Bladder infections can be very painful and are something that should never be ignored. If you are in Chicago, IL area, you can turn to the team at Partners in Pelvic Health when you want to get rid of a bladder infection and stop the pain. Below, we’ll look at what a bladder infection is, common symptoms, and treatment options. What is a bladder infection? If you are urinating frequently accompanied by pain, burning, or stinging, you may have a bladder infection. Bladder infections are a type of urinary tract infection and are caused by bacteria that leads to inflammation … Continue reading
Feeling confident in your own body is an important part of your overall health and well-being. People who are happy with their appearance exude a radiance that is noticed by everyone, from strangers on the street to potential employers and romantic partners. If you lead a healthy lifestyle but have been struggling with stubborn pockets of fat, then truSculpt® may be a wonderful option for you to get the contoured body you want. Below, Dr. Sanjay Gandhi, board certified physician in Lake Forest, IL, explains what truSculpt is and how it can help you get the body of your dreams. … Continue reading
While it can be uncomfortable to talk about, sexual dysfunction is a common condition that affects many women in the United States every year. The term “sexual dysfunction” covers a wide array of issues from yeast infections to painful sex that can affect not only your intimate relationship, but also your quality of life. Fortunately, there are effective treatment options for many of these issues that women face. At Partners in Pelvic Health in Chicago, IL, Dr. Sanjay Gandhi provides discreet, compassionate care and takes the time to find the true cause of your issues so that you can get … Continue reading
Lake Forest urogynecologist answers, “What is urinary incontinence?” and other frequently asked questions
Women of all ages can be affected by urinary incontinence. Even though this condition is extremely common, affecting up to one in ten women under the age of 65 and 35% of women ages 65 and older, it can be embarrassing and dramatically affect your quality of life. At Partners in Pelvic Health in Lake Forest, IL, Dr. Sanjay Gandhi works with you to understand what is causing incontinence issues and creates a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Here, Dr. Gandhi answers the question, “What is urinary incontinence?” and other frequently asked questions. What is urinary incontinence? Urinary … Continue reading
For many women in the Lake Forest, IL, area, it can be difficult for them to talk to professionals about sexual problems. However, knowing the symptoms and understanding that you can seek assistance with your concerns is the first step in taking charge of your sexual health. Understanding sexual dysfunction and what it entails Sexual dysfunction refers to a condition that can affect any area of the sexual response cycle. This includes the four phases of: Excitement Plateau Orgasm Resolution Research continues to show that upwards of 40 percent of women have some degree of difficulty with one or more … Continue reading
Dr. Sanjay Gandhi, in Lake Forest, IL is a dedicated doctor who assists women with a variety of concerns. At North Shore Urogynecology, we provide a wide range of services, including diagnostics for individuals who may have concerns regarding their reproductive health. One condition that may be concerning for women is uterine prolapse. Doctor Gandhi describes uterine prolapse as: A condition such as uterine prolapse can be anywhere from mild to severe. The condition is caused by a poorly supported pelvic floor. Muscles and ligaments weaken and can no longer support the uterus, causing it to slip down and protrude … Continue reading
Vaginal tightening procedure successfully treats urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction in Lake Forest, IL
Natural aging processes, pregnancy, and other issues can lead to looseness in the vagina, which can result in uncomfortable issues that negatively affect your quality of life such as urinary incontinence or sexual dysfunction. Dr. Sanjay Gandhi and his associates at Partners in Pelvic Health in Lake Forest, IL are experienced in diagnosing and treating these common issues. One procedure that has a high success rate as both a urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction treatment is called vaginal tightening. With modern advances in technology and medical care, this procedure can be done with a minimally invasive approach to help you … Continue reading
Stress urinary incontinence refers to unintentional urine loss with physical activity or movement such as sneezing, running, coughing, or lifting heavy weights creates pressure (stress) on the bladder. Dr. Sanjay Gandhi will educate the patient during the initial consultation about stress incontinence symptoms, causes, and treatments in Chicago. Stress incontinence is unrelated to psychological stress. It is also not the same as urge incontinence. In urge incontinence, unintentional urine loss happens due to the contraction of bladder muscles, typically related to a sense of urgency. Stress incontinence occurs much more in women than it does in men. Stress incontinence may … Continue reading
Sanjay Gandhi, M.D.
Conditions affecting the female pelvis are the focus at Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology. We provide effective solutions for these problems from our offices at Park City, Woodstock, and Lake Forest in Illinois.
Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology
Our team is headed by Sanjay Gandhi, MD, Urogynecologist. Dr. Gandhi’s specialized education included a residency in gynecology and obstetrics at Northwestern University and a three-year urogynecology fellowship. He is among a few in the country to pass the first examination in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also teaches healthcare students.