Signs of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Pelvic floor disorders can affect women of all ages. Speak with a specialist if you've experienced any of the following symptoms or conditions.
Symptoms and Conditions
There are many symptoms that can indicate a pelvic floor disorder. If you can answer "yes" to any of these questions, you should consider speaking with a pelvic health specialist:
- Do you leak urine?
- Do you go to the bathroom frequently?
- Do you wake up two or more times at night to empty your bladder?
- Do you have difficulty passing urine?
- Do you feel a bulge or pressure in the vagina?
- Do you have difficulty emptying your bowels?
- Do you need to press near your vagina or rectum with your fingers to complete a bowel movement?
- Do you experience accidental leakage of fecal material or gas?
We are committed to offering our patients solutions to bladder and bowel control problems and related disorders.
The range of pelvic floor disorders that we treat include:
- Pelvic organ prolapse, when organs in the pelvic cavity drop or slip out of place
- Urinary incontinence or overactive bladder (involuntary urine loss), including stress incontinence (urine leakage associated with activity, such as coughing, sneezing, or running)and urge incontinence (urine leakage associated with urge)
- Interstitial cystitis, or painful bladder syndrome
- Frequent urinary tract infections, or UTIs
- Fecal incontinence, or loss of bowel control, often as a result of pelvic floor injury
- Vaginal fistulas, which can either be an abnormal connection between the vagina and the urinary tract (a vesico-vaginal fistula) or an abnormal connection between the vagina and the rectum (a rectovaginal fistula)
- Hematuria evaluation for blood in the urine
- Complications from prior surgery
- Vaginal mesh exposure and removal
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