Category Archives: Gynecology

A Simple Explanation of Urinary Incontinence | Fullerton, CA

Senior Woman Enjoying Hot DrinkUrinary Incontinence & Pelvic Prolapse

Incontinence is the inability to control either your urine or stool until a socially appropriate time. There are multiple causes of incontinence depending upon which nerves, tissues or organs have been damaged

Definitions

“Stress” Urinary Incontinence, Type I:

This involuntary loss of urine is associated with sudden increases in abdominal pressure, such as laughing, coughing or exercising. It is due to a defect in the pelvic floor support of the bladder. Mild incontinence can generally be corrected with a program of pelvic floor exercises and bio-feedback therapy. Outpatient surgery will usually correct the more severe forms.

“Urge” Urinary Incontinence, Type II:

When the bladder muscle involuntarily contracts, partial or complete bladder emptying occurs. It is usually associated with a strong urge to urinate. Frequently, this may occur with specific events, such as arriving at your home or hearing running water. Treating the underlying causes and instituting behavior modification programs will usually correct this type of incontinence. Our bio-feedback program is very helpful in treating this type of incontinence when initial treatments are not completely successful.

“Stress” Urinary Incontinence, Type III:

This type of incontinence is similar to Type I incontinence, but the cause is entirely different. Rather than due to a loss of support, there is an abnormally “low pressure” within the urethra, which may allow urine loss to occur with any physical activity. It is treated differently from Type I.

Fecal Incontinence:

This is an involuntary loss of stool, which may occur with our without the sense of the need to defecate. There are many causes of fecal incontinence and treatment varies according to the individual diagnosis.

Pelvic Prolapse

The muscles and ligaments of the pelvic floor are attached to the uterus, bladder, vagina and rectum. When these structures are weakened or damaged (often from childbirth), the pelvic organs will protrude down toward the outside of the body resulting in pressure or a “falling-out” sensation. Depending on the specific organs involved there may be abnormal bladder, bowel or sexual function.

Contact Dr. Gordon Gunn today at (714) 912-2211 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Gordon Gunn also proudly serves Buena Park, La Mirada, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Walnut, and surrounding areas.

Gynecology for Adolescents | Fullerton, CA

mom and teen daughterKnowing the right time to start visiting a gynecologist is important. A teenage girl should first visit a gynecologist between ages 13 and 15, according to the current recommendation by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. This initial visit doesn’t necessarily have to include a pelvic exam and Pap smear. If you are worried about that, do not worry. This first visit would include the discussion of changes in the body that occur between adolescence and adulthood.

The doctor can assess whether she has normal development of secondary sex characteristics (the changes that come with puberty). At this young age, menstrual cycles are often irregular for several years. The doctor can offer reassurance that this is common.

The doctor can also monitor weight gain, develop severe acne and also have irregular menstrual cycles, which are possible signs of polycystic ovary syndrome. Treatment during these formative years can potentially prevent weight gain, skin scarring and the complications of diabetes, hypertension and infertility.

Contact Dr. Gordon Gunn today at (714) 912-2211 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Gordon Gunn also proudly serves Buena Park, La Mirada, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Walnut, and surrounding areas.

Gynecology Services – Female Urology – Healthcare for Women | Fullerton, CA

gunnDr. Gordon Gunn specializes in gynecologic issues for women of all ages. His diversity of medical expertise makes us one of the most comprehensive gynecology practices in the area.  Committed to the overall health and well being of his patients, he offers up-to-date preventive care and management of the important issues of gynecologic health, including:

CONSULTATION & TREATMENT

  • Abnormal Pap Smear
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Bio-Identical Hormones
  • Blood Pressure Management
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Breast Disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Family Planning
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Office Hysteroscopy
  • PMS/Depression/Anxiety
  • Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Osteoporosis
  • Urinary Incontinence

SURGERY

  • Comprehensive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Private Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Bladder Incontinence Surgery
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Pelvic Reconstruction

ULTRASOUND BODY SCAN

  • Abdominal
  • Abdominal Aneurysm
  • Breast
  • Carotid/Femoral Artery
  • Kidney/Bladder
  • Pelvic
  • Thyroid

 LABORATORY EVALUATIONS

  • Diabetes Screening
  • Heart & Stroke Risk
  • Menopause & Hormones
  • Metabolic Profile
  • STD Screening
  • Thyroid Disease

 TESTING

  • Bone Density (DEXA)
  • Body Composition Profile
  • Echocardiogram (EKG)
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Echocardiogram

Contact Dr. Gordon Gunn at (714) 912-2211 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Gordon Gunn also proudly serves Buena Park, La Mirada, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Walnut, and surrounding areas.