Rockledge, Florida

Marja Sprock, M.D., FACOG, FPMRS Board Certified
Fellowship Trained Urogynecologist

Now Accepting New Patients      Phone:  321-806-3929

Recently Published

new  New Treatments for Vaginal Atrophy

new  The Healthy Weight Lifestyle Formula

new  Small Battery Can Fix Bowel Control Issues

new  Laser and the Vagina

new  Fecal Incontinence  - More Common Than You Think!

new  Overactive Bladder

new  Painful Bladder Syndrome / Interstitial Cystitis

new  Stress Urinary Incontinence

new  The Thrill is Gone

new  Chronic Constipation

Laser Treatment for Vaginal Atrophy

Have You Had Your Pap Smear?

Resources for Pelvic Floor Disorders

The Uterine Fibroid Dilemma

Are You Leaking ?

New Non-Surgical Laser Solution for Stress Urinary Incontinence

New Treatment Option for Stress Urinary Incontinence

Non-hormonal Vaginal Atrophy Treatment -- Non-painful Sex Without Estrogen

In-Office Painless Laser Vaginal Tightening

Central Florida UroGynecology Announces LASER 4D Aesthetics

Accidental Bowel Loss - A Socially Hidden Problem

Nerve Stimulation to Treat Urinary and Fecal Problems

Is UTI a Major Health Problem?

It Appeared to be an Overactive Bladder

Pessary Treatment of Prolapse

Overactive Bladder Evaluation Chart

Accidental Bowel Loss or Fecal Incontinence

Overactive Bladder Guidelines

Vaginoplasty and the “Designer Vagina”

Surgical Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence

Recurrent UTI - Urinary Tract Infection

Pads are "Out of Style"

Stool or Bowel Incontinence

Pain with Sex

Nightime Urination

A Tighter Vagina - the Answer to Happiness

Do not Let Urine Loss Color the Golden Years

Office Injection Procedure for Urinary Incontinence

Read a Magazine and Regain Urinary Continence

Position Statement on Mesh Midurethral Slings

Botox Covered by Insurance

Walk to Guard Against Disease!

Estrogen Treatment Possible Side-Effects Often Overstated -- Consider the Benefits!

What the doctor does not tell you…

Tips from Dr. Sprock
September 2013

Health and Feeling Good About Yourself

I have to Go All the Time

Treatments for Fecal Incontinence

Third Generation i-Lipo Xcell now available!  FIRST IN U.S.A.

Central Florida UroGynecology Opens Its New Facility on Eyster in Rockledge

Tips from Dr. Sprock
 March 19     March 10

But I don't have to go ...

Pelvic floor muscle training and the In Tone® device

Jessica Alba had i-Lipo, Would you?

Take Action in the New Year !!

InTone Home Device to Treat Urinary Incontinence

Regenlite Skin Tightening and Collagen Stimulation

New Options for Incontinence

Sexy Meshes ???

Control Incontinence.  Enjoy Being a Senior!

A Happy Patient Testimonial - Swimming Again After Bladder Procedure  <external>

Getting Rid of Adult Diapers

Nocturia, Nighttime Voiding

Dr. Sprock Connects with her Patients

Inches Off Where You Want Them Off - I-Lipo® Introduction

Another Incontinence Success Story

Space Coast Daily:  Dr. Sprock Does I-Lipo  <external>

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Control Incontinence.  Enjoy Being a Senior!
By Marja Sprock, M.D.

I've been asked by a Senior Medical Magazine "Could you give the seniors some idea of what to expect concerning urine and stool control when they progress in age?  Isn’t it normal to leak urine when you get older?"

“Not really” I answer, “the chance increases, when we age, but by all means there is so much that can be done to control urine and stool nowadays."

Urinary incontinence comes in a lot of different varieties and a lot of women will be helped by being taught pelvic floor or Kegel exercises correctly. This should not just be taught by a friendly lady encouraging you to squeeze harder, since if you do not know where and how to squeeze there will be no difference.

Pelvic floor exercises should not just be taught by a friendly lady encouraging you to squeeze harder, since if you do not know where and how to squeeze there will be no beneficial effect.

At Central Florida UroGynecology, we have small sensors that can be placed in the vagina and will be connected to a computer screen, to see and feel how to contract the muscles. Yes, we have the friendly lady too; she will be guiding and watching you and the computer screen. Guess what…. for urinary incontinence most women come in once a week for 3 weeks and master the pelvic floor or Kegel exercises. You will be surprised to find out how many seniors it has helped out of diapers or away from pads. Obviously there is much more that can be done and often needs to be done, but do not under estimate the power of correctly performed pelvic floor exercises.

A granddaughter flew in her grandma from Oklahoma; she was worried since her 79 year old Grandma had trouble holding stool and urine. Grandma used to be so upbeat and started to withdraw from life. She was in diapers and never knew what would be excreted where. She had tried to look for help in her home state, however had not accomplished much. When Grandma came to Central Florida UroGynecology in Rockledge, Florida, the granddaughter basically told me to take care of her beloved grandma, whatever it would take. By the way, Grandma wholeheartedly agreed with her granddaughter, they were a good team. After some tests for urine and stool, I had documented that the problem was quite severe and debilitating. There are nerve stimulators, pacemakers for bowel and bladder, and I expected that was where we were heading. However I always start with the basics. If someone is found to have weak muscles, start training them first!

Remember the small probe in the vagina to learn the correct way of contracting the pelvic floor muscles; it does not only help in prevention of urine leakage, but also leakage of stool.

Guess what?  Grandma flew back to Oklahoma, 2 months after arrival in Florida, without diapers, without pads, without surgery.

For fecal incontinence, I usually do 6 sessions of the pelvic floor muscle training, since we do some passive muscle stimulation, bulking up the muscle, with the machine and it really benefits the ability to hold stool till arrival at the toilet.

Grandma was her happy self again, did not need any prompting to keep up with her exercises and is back in Oklahoma again.

Pelvic floor exercises are the building blocks of your pelvic health and some people come in with significant problems despite having strong muscles. I meet seniors who bike 40 miles a couple times a week, do kayaking and keep on going. It's quite disturbing to have an unpredictable stool loss problem if you are in your kayak. One of these ladies I helped with a nerve stimulator-she called me from Montana where she resides part of the year and told me: “you have no idea how this has improved my life”. Anna, a senior with MS, does not kayak, however stated the same sentence after the nerve stimulator not only regulated her urine, but her life long battle with debilitating bowel cramps and fecal incontinence, “I am so happy”.

In other words it is not normal for seniors to lose urine and stool without control.

Another question: “isn’t it normal to get up at night to urinate when you are a senior”

Okay, I will admit for most seniors it is normal to get up once at night, however if it is more, it takes away from your quality of life and may be able to be corrected. By the way it is amazing to see how much friendlier and upbeat people are if they get rest at night and this applies to seniors as well as the more junior people”.

Enjoy being a senior and live a happy lifestyle, be glad you have Central Florida UroGynecology, Rockledge, Florida close by and do not need to travel from Oklahoma or Montana.

Dr. Sprock and her "Keep 'em Dry" Team

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Central Florida Urogynecology

101 Eyster Boulevard, Rockledge, FL 32955

Phone 321-806-3929

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