Bladder & Pelvic Health Services (Urogynecology)
Urogynecology specialists are physicians who are experts in treating pelvic floor disorders and other related issues that women are often hesitant to talk about, including:
- Urinary and bowel incontinence
- Pelvic pain
- Bladder Prolapse
- Urinary tract infections
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Sexual health
Pelvic floor disorders affect the muscles, ligaments and nerves that support the bladder, vagina, rectum and uterus. These disorders can affect women and girls of all ages and can be an obstacle to enjoying every day life. Symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction include loss of urine or stool, difficulty urinating or moving your bowels, a dropped vagina, bladder, uterus or rectum, sexual pain and pelvic pain. While these symptoms are more common as women age, the pelvic floor can be damaged by childbirth, surgery, heavy lifting or chronic disease.
However, these symptoms are not a normal part of aging and should be discussed with a doctor for possible treatment options or referral to a urogynecologist. A urogynecologist has received special training in how to provide the highest quality care for pelvic floor disorders. Treatment often includes physical therapy and medications with surgical and non-surgical options available depending on your needs and preferences.
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