Compassionate, Expert Care for Pelvic Floor Disorders
Urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse are the most common pelvic floor disorders (PFD), affecting millions of women every year. PFDs involve a dropping down (prolapse) of the bladder, urethra, rectum, uterus or vagina—mainly caused by childbirth but also caused by strenuous athletics and hysterectomy.
Many women unnecessarily suffer in silence. They assume it is part of the aging process and can’t be cured. They may feel embarrassed about their issue and don’t feel comfortable talking about it.
If you are suffering from one of these conditions and want to discuss your options, expert care is available at Cape Regional. Our team of professionals, led by a board-certified urogynecologist, has the experience and compassion, as well as the treatment plans and diagnostic equipment to help you regain control of your life.
We Help You Take Control
While PFD conditions become more common as women get older, they are not a “normal” part of aging. Fortunately, through diagnosis and treatment, women can live more comfortable, productive lives and feel better about themselves too. They can often return to the activities they once enjoyed.
Common symptoms are:
- Urinary problems—painful urination and urgent need to urinate.
- Pain or pressure in the vagina or rectum area or muscle spasms in the pelvis.
- Urinary incontinence—lack of bladder control.
- Fecal incontinence—lack of bowel control.
- Pelvic organ prolapse—a condition in which a pelvic organ drops from its normal place and pushes against the walls of your vagina, due to weakened or stretched muscles that hold your pelvic organs.
- Overactive bladder—the sudden urge to urinate.
- Urinary urgency, day and night frequency.
- Urinary retention—inability to completely or partially empty the bladder.
- Interstitial cystitis—also known as painful bladder syndrome, it’s a chronic condition causing bladder pressure and pain and sometimes pelvic pain.
- Painful intercourse.
We provide a full range of diagnostic services to understand the cause of symptoms, including:
- Ultrasound—utilizes soundwaves to view the pelvis or anus.
- Biofeedback—assesses strength of pelvic floor muscles.
- Cystoscopy—a video-guided procedure in which a tube and a camera light is inserted into the urethra.
- Urodynamic—tests how well the bladder and urethra hold and release urine.
- Anorectal manometry—procedure that determines the strength of rectal and anal muscles.
Our highly skilled urogynecologist provides a full range of therapies, including minimally invasive surgical procedures such as laparoscopic pelvic floor repair which provide better outcomes and shorter recovery time. Other treatment options include:
- Relaxation and stress reduction.
- Manual therapy for bone alignment.
- Pelvic floor and core muscle strengthening.
- Sacral neuromodulation.
- Nutrition counseling.
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