At OB-GYN Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch, we understand bladder problems can be uncomfortable to talk about. Many women are embarrassed by their bladder issues, but you don’t need to feel ashamed or alone. That is why we provide a safe and comfortable environment to discuss all of your pelvic issues. Our knowledgeable and compassionate team will help you understand your pelvic floor dysfunction, and create a customized treatment plan to help you return to your active lifestyle.
What is Urogynecology?
Urogynecology is a fairly new subcategory of Gynecology. It is simply a type of ob-gyn or urology specialization. It involves the caring for women’s urology and pelvic conditions. Specifically, a licensed urogynecologist cares for women with pelvic floor dysfunction
What Is The Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?
The pelvic floor refers to the group of muscles, ligaments, connective tissues and nerves that make up a women’s vagina, bladder, uterus and rectum. It has a number of important functions for women, such as controlling urination, bowel movements, childbirth and assisting in sexual intercourse.
Over time, the pelvic floor can become damaged due to childbirth, surgery or hereditary diseases. This damage is known as pelvic floor dysfunction and can lead to a number of problems for women.
Common Urogynecology Disorders
There are a number conditions and symptoms associated with the pelvic floor that can be treated by an Urogynecologist. Some of the most frequent symptoms experienced by those with pelvic floor dysfunction include:
Urinary Incontinence: Loss of bladder or bowel control.
Emptying Disorder: Difficulty with urination or bowel movements.
Pain or Discomfort: In the lower back, pelvis, ureter or during intercourse.
Prolapse: Weakened pelvic muscles that cause descent of pelvic organs (uterus, bladder, rectum or vagina.)
Constipation: Straining or pain with bowel movements.
Overactive Bladder: Frequent need to urinate, difficulty holding in urine.
Is It Time To Talk To A Urogynecologist?
If you have been experiencing any of the above symptoms, it may be time to speak with a Urogynecologist. There is no need to live with anxiety regarding your pelvic floor dysfunction. If you are one of the millions of women suffering from a Urogynecological condition, call today. We understand every woman deserves personalized and quality health care. Come see us today for a confidential and comprehensive consultation!