Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG -  - OB/GYN

Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN located in Greenacres, FL

Bladder Problems Specialist

Bladder problems such as bladder infections or incontinence can interfere with your life and make things difficult. However, there are effective solutions available if you work with an experienced and skilled physician like Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG. Schedule an appointment today at his office in Greenacres, Florida, to receive personalized help from Dr. Charles.

Bladder Problems Q & A

by Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG

What is Cystitis?

Cystitis is a bladder problem that causes inflammation of the bladder. It's commonly caused by an infection and is typically treated with antibiotics.

What is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is a very common bladder problem, particularly among women. There are three main types of urinary incontinence, including:

  • Stress Urinary Incontinence: This type of urinary incontinence occurs when the bladder releases urine, even when you're not trying to urinate, due to stress. This is the most common type of urinary incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence usually occurs at times when your bladder is pressured to an unusual degree. This includes situations like laughing hard, lifting a heavy object, sneezing hard, or being pregnant. 
  • Urge Urinary Incontinence: Urge urinary incontinence is also called overactive bladder. In urge urinary incontinence, the need to urinate is so immediate and unpredictable that the urine suddenly exits the bladder. This urge to urinate hits so quickly that you simply may not have time to get to the restroom, resulting in a leak.
  • Overflow Urinary Incontinence: Overflow urinary incontinence is a less common form of urinary incontinence where the bladder never empties completely. As a result, urine accumulates in the bladder and may leak out at the wrong times.

The treatment for urinary incontinence depends on the type of incontinence and the individual patient. Lifestyle changes like weight loss (if needed) can greatly reduce urinary incontinence in many cases. Dr. Charles may also prescribe medications that can help reduce or even eliminate urinary incontinence.

What is Bladder Cancer?

Bladder cancer accounts for 5% of all cancer cases that are diagnosed today. This type of cancer occurs in the lining of the bladder, but it can spread to other parts of the bladder and even other parts of the body. Bladder cancer causes problems like:

  • Pain during urination
  • Increased urgency of urination
  • Low back pain

The treatment for bladder cancer depends on the individual case and whether the cancer has spread to other areas. Treatments may include:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Specialized biologic treatments that can increase the body's cancer-fighting ability

Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Leroy Charles works with most major insurance companies. If you have any questions, call our office and one of our knowledgeable staff members would be happy to help.

AARP
Aetna
Assurant
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Coventry
First Health
Freedom Life
Golden Rule
Great West Health Care
Humana
Medicare
Meritain Health
Oxford
Testimonials

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    "Dr. Charles is a brilliant, experienced and thoughtful physician. He explains everything in a manner that's easy to understand and ensures that I'm aware of my options."

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    "I've been a patient of Dr. Charles for 20 years. He is the most compassionate person, let alone doctor I have ever met."

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    "Dr. Charles is a wonderful surgeon. He did two surgeries on me and both were great. He also has a wonderful bedside manner. Very kind and calm."

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    "A very kind caring doctor. Dr Charles takes the time to explain his procedures and never let you feel uncomfortable with his procedures."

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    "Dr. Charles is awesome, I've been his patient for several years. He's very thorough and up to date with today's health issues."

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    "My Favorite doctor ever. I have a very sensitive diagnosis and Dr. Charles has a very soothing manner. His staff is very efficient and pleasant."

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    "Exceptional surgeon, exceptional results. I also was extremely impressed by his bedside manner-- amazing personality. I am so glad I chose him to do my surgery."

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Location
Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG
4849 Lake Worth Road, Suite 201
Greenacres, FL 33463
Phone: 561-260-5982
Fax: (561) 784-7922
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