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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Technical & Educational Info

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Have You Had Your Pap Smear?
by: Katrina Davis M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Because of the use of Pap smears, cervical cancer it not as common in the United States as it once was, but world-wide it is still one of the top causes of cancer in women. The Pap smear is one of the best screening tools for cancer that we have today. It was developed by New York scientist Dr. George Nicholas Papanicolau and has been used widely in the United States since the 1950-60’s. Because of this screening, we can catch cervical cancer in its early stages so that it can be treated with good outcomes.

Symptoms of cervical cancer include vaginal bleeding, discharge, and pain. The problem is that these symptoms start after the cancer is advanced. Pap smears can detect cancer before symptoms develop. Prior to the development of Pap smears, only 30% of women diagnosed with cancer survived. Now since it is caught much earlier, around 80% of women survive.

The guidelines for how often women need a Pap smear have changed over the years. We used to get Pap smears every year starting at age 18. Recently it was recommended to start Pap smears at the age of 21 and do them every 2 years unless abnormal. Starting at age 30 we can space them out even further to every 3-5 years and stop at age 65 as long as they are normal.

The reason for this change in recommendations is new information about Human papilloma virus or HPV. HPV is a virus that passes from person to person during sex. There are different types and studies have shown that most women who develop cervical cancer also have certain types of HPV present. Therefore testing for HPV at the time of Pap smear is also recommended in some situations. Even if the Pap smear is normal, the presence of certain types of HPV means that more frequent Pap smears or other procedures are needed.

Importantly, a vaccination against certain types of HPV has been made available. The vaccination protects against the most common types and is recommended to be given to males and females between the ages of 9 and 23 for prevention. So hopefully in the future, fewer people will have HPV.

The use of Pap smears and now HPV testing has been a game changer. These are simple tests that can save lives. Please see your doctor and make sure that you are being screened for cervical cancer.

Dr. Davis is a board-certified Urogynecologist at Central Florida Urogynecology in Rockledge, Florida. 101 Eyster Boulevard, 321-806-3929

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101 Eyster Boulevard, Rockledge, FL 32955

Phone 321-806-3929

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