Urogynecology & Pelvic Floor Disorders
For women suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction, we are pleased to announce the availability of a new treatment option.
Our Continence and Pelvic Health Center is now offering treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction using biofeedback and stimulation, which is an attractive alternative to traditional treatment. Our new program features a wide variety of office-based diagnostic capabilities as well as indicated drug or surgical treatment options.
As many as 25 million Americans are affected by bladder and bowel control problems. Many more suffer from pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence; vaginal, bladder, or uterine prolapse; bladder infection; and rectal prolapse.
Symptoms associated with these conditions include:
- Leaking urine with coughing, sneezing, lifting, exercise and housework
- Frequent urination
- Leaking urine associated with a strong urge
- Feeling pain, pressure or burning in the lower abdomen or vagina – often associated with bladder filling
- Feeling a bulge in or outside the vagina
- Feeling that the bladder and/or rectum are not empty after voiding or bowel movements
- Pain or discomfort with intercourse
These problems can interfere with a patient’s social and emotional well-being and prevent her from living life to its fullest.
The good news - in most cases, these conditions are quite treatable. All three physicians at our Continence and Pelvic Health Center will perform evaluations and provide biofeedback, electrostimulation and other up-to-date management strategies for women with pelvic floor disorders.
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