Comprehensive Care for Female Pelvic Floor Disorders
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and ligaments that form a “sling” between the pubic bone and the coccyx (tailbone). This muscular hammock supports the pelvic organs which, in women, include the uterus, bladder, vagina, cervix and rectum (the lowest portion of the bowel). When the pelvic floor is healthy, it helps to maintain the function of these organs and keep them in the correct position within the pelvic cavity.
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A Weak Pelvic Floor Can Lead to a Variety of Conditions
If the muscles of the female pelvic floor become weakened or damaged, it can lead to a variety of conditions including urinary and fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic floor problems in women are very common, affecting as many as one in three women. The most common causes of pelvic floor dysfunction in women are childbirth (especially multiple births), post-surgical complications and age-related changes. Other risk factors include obesity and genetic predisposition.
Conditions & Treatments
Learn more about female pevlic conditions we treat and the advanced diagnostics and medical/surgical therapies available at University Hospitals.
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Female Pelvic Floor Conditions
University Hospitals is one of just a handful of health systems in the country to provide fully integrated, multidisciplinary care for women with pelvic floor disorders. Our team of specialists share a common focus on female pelvic health, and working together, can diagnose even the most complex pelvic floor conditions and develop individualized treatment plans for each patient.
Your team may include experts in the following specialties:
- Colorectal surgery
- Female sexual health
- Pelvic floor physical therapy
Pelvic Cancer Survivorship Clinic
If you were treated for pelvic cancer and are now cancer-free, or if you are currently receiving care for pelvic cancer, our compassionate team will monitor, evaluate and treat any side effects that may arise from your cancer treatments.Learn More