Rockledge, Florida

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

Now Accepting New Patients      Phone:  321-806-3929

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Pads are "Out of Style"
By Marja Sprock, M.D. FACOG, FPMRS Board Certified

Butterflies, security blanket or pull up, whatever you call them, pads are unpleasant. Not only are pads unpleasant, they are quite expensive. Buying pads can be complicated too, as multiple patients have shared with me over the years.

Going to your regular store to buy pads may be out of the question, fearing they will recognize you. You definitely hope none of your friends will be in the incontinence aisle, but if they are, you will have to come back later and act like you were just passing through. Do not pay for them at the cashier who knows you, since you feel so embarrassed. “I used to say I was buying pads for my mother, but I am in my seventies now, so that excuse is not very believable anymore.”

Other options are obviously to order pads online, since you will not have to face the cashier. And no matter if you call them butterflies, nappies or pull-ups they are still pads.

One of my patients was so relieved she did not need pads anymore; she would go to the incontinence product aisle and tell people there are effective treatments available. She shared she used to wear pads, however no longer needed them, after successful treatment. Another patient, who happened to be a cashier, would give a subtle suggestion to call my office to people buying pads, since she no longer needed to buy them. “I actually forgot how annoying pads are, till I no longer needed them, what a relief” one of my patients said. “Pads are one thing I am not going to miss”

Women are not supposed to go from a menstrual pad to an incontinence pad.

Women are not supposed to go from a menstrual pad to an incontinence pad. Even though problems with urine and or stool leakage are more common with advancing age, that does not mean it can’t be treated or prevented. Treatments for urine or stool loss can be very simple to more complex; if you do not seek care, you will be stuck with a pad or dirty or wet underwear or more.

Involuntary loss of stool is more embarrassing than urine loss for a lot of people. Millions of people suffer with bowel incontinence and good treatments are available. Treatments vary from aggressively treating constipation to prevent liquid stool leakage to muscle training, to surgery and nerve stimulator implants. It is not normal to have a bowel movement 2x a week, even if you have had that your entire life, unless you only eat 2x a week.

Involuntary loss of urine is also socially disabling and it does not provide confidence. Treatments for urine loss vary from timed voiding, to muscle training, medications, injections, surgery, nerve stimulators.

Pads may promise you to be thin, barely noticeable and dryer; nothing beats not having to wear them.

“Doctor I have a trip planned and do not want to bring any pads, so please fix my urine and stool issues”. “Sure, will do, but give me slightly more than 3 weeks, 3 months may be better”.

If you agree with me that pads are annoying and out of style, no matter what curves they have or how thin and absorbent they claim to be, please call Central Florida UroGynecology 321-806-3929 for evaluation or check us out at

Marja Sprock, M.D. F.A.C.O.G. is one of the nation’s few female board certified urogynecologists and will make sure she will help you to say good bye to pads.

"Central Florida UroGynecology where high tech and common sense meet"

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101 Eyster Boulevard, Rockledge, FL 32955

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