Dr. Parnell hosting the Brookwood Forest Elementary Robotics Students in the OR!
Dr. Brent Parnell 1.At what age did you decide you wanted to be a Doctor and why? At the end of high school, my guidance counselor helped me see that my love of people and science blended well in the medical world. A few summers of transporting patients in hospitals and...
Hematuria is the medical term for blood in your urine. Sometimes this blood is visible and can turn your urine a pink, red, or cola color.
You’ve come in to see Dr. Parnell or Dr. Childs and elected to have surgery. You will be working closely with our surgery scheduler, Melissa, who is pictured above. Below is what happens behind the scenes and what you can expect step by step!
The definition of nocturia is excessive urination at night. This is something that is common in a lot of women and can increase with age. Here are some things you can do to limit your bathroom trips at night. Compression...
“The FDA takes action to protect women’s health, orders manufacturers of surgical mesh intended for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse to stop selling all devices” This topic scares and confuses women and their loved ones as much as any topic I deal with in...
Thinking about surgery but have some questions? Dr. Parnell does a variety of surgeries, but before we discuss typical recoveries, etc., let's talk about which condition you may have: Urinary Leakage (leakage when you cough, sneeze, or laugh; or leakage because you cannot make it to the bathroom on time): Pelvic Prolapse...
Urogynecology developed as a specialty during the 1990’s specifically to address the need for better treatment of women suffering from conditions such as urinary incontinence (bladder leakage), pelvic organ prolapse (fallen bladder, rectum, vagina or...
Am I at Risk? Pelvic organ prolapse is common in women. The incidence increases after childbearing and as women increase in age. Childbirth (vaginal or operative vaginal delivery) can cause injury to the muscles or fascia of the pelvic floor. The increased pressure of childbirth on the internal organs in the...
Check out our Q&A Brookwood featured Dr. Parnell in! http://ichooseb.com/stories/botox-for-more-than-just-wrinkles/ Don't let it scare you, this is an effective treatment we practice regularly. If you experience urinary frequency and urinary urgency with or without leakage, this might be right for...
What is a Pelvic Floor? A thin sheet of muscles and connective tissue between the pubic bone and the sacrum or tailbone. They contract when you cough, sneeze, or laugh, preventing leakage of urine. They support and protect your pelvic organs. They help control passing urine...
Don't miss Dr. Parnell and Dr. Routman of Brookwood Hospital speak on June 22nd from 12:00-1:00 about health concerns that all women have at some point in their lives! What better way to learn about these topics than with free lunch? By serving...
Overactive Bladder: You don’t have to live with it. How many of us know of a person that needs to always know where the bathroom is? The pad changes, planning all your travel around bathroom locations, and not doing the things that you enjoy because of the fear of leakage can...
Dr. Parnell talks about a common problem many women face. STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE You're not the only one! Contact us to get started....
Many women will experience the frustration of pelvic organ prolapse. In fact, about 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop prolapse during her lifetime. Dropped bladders, bulging rectums and fallen uterus are form of pelvic organ prolapse. As many as 50% of women who have given...
The complexity of medical care makes it nearly impossible to know who to see for what in modern medicine. The same rings true for the treatment of pelvic floor conditions. Urogynecologists, Urologists and Gynecologist all play some role in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions that fall...
The specialty of Urogynecology developed in the early 1990’s in order to address a growing demand for advanced treatment of pelvic floor disorders such as prolapse and incontinence. In 2011, the specialty was recognized by the American board of Medical Specialties as a subspecialty of both Ob/Gyn and Urology....
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