Female Pelvic Health Conditions and Treatments

Comprehensive Care for Female Pelvic Issues

With expertise for both routine and complex gynecologic and pelvic conditions, our team treats:

  • Chronic pelvic pain: Dull or sharp pain in the area below the belly button and above the hips.
  • Congenital abnormalities: Problems that occur during a person’s development before birth are identified as congenital abnormalities.
  • Cystocele (fallen bladder): When the supportive tissue between a woman's bladder and vaginal wall weakens and stretches, the bladder drops from its normal position.
  • Enterocele: When the small intestine falls into the lower pelvic cavity and pushes on the top part of the vagina, a bulge is created.
  • Fecal incontinence: The inability to control bowel movements,causing stool to leak unexpectedly from the rectum.
  • Fistulas: Abnormal connections or tunnels between an organ and another structure,such as between the bowel and the vagina.
  • Interstitial cystitis: Also called painful bladder syndrome, this condition causes discomfort, pain or tenderness in the bladder, abdomen and pelvic area, along with the need to urinate frequently.
  • Neurogenic bladder: Bladder dysfunction caused by neurologic damage,with symptoms such as overflow incontinence, frequency, urgency, urge incontinence, and retention problems.
  • Pelvic organ prolapse: The shifting or dropping of organs, also called prolapse, from their normal position
  • Rectocele: Bulging of the front wall of the rectum into the back wall of the vagina.
  • Recurrent bladder infections: Also called chronic cystitis, this condition causes recurring pain when urinating and a constant urge to go to the bathroom.
  • Urethral diverticulum (UD): A pocket or pouch that forms along the urethra that can fill with urine and lead to infections.
  • Urethrocele: Prolapse or protruding of the vagina into the urethra.
  • Urinary incontinence: Loss of bladder control,such as leaking urine when you cough, sneeze or laugh.
  • Urinary retention: Inability to empty the bladder completely.
  • Uterine prolapse: When the uterus sags or slips from its normal position and falls into the vagina.

Treatments and Therapies for Pelvic Disorders

UH women’s health experts offer a variety of treatment options for women with pelvic floor disorders and conditions. These therapies include:

  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation: Our certified pelvic floor therapists help train patients to strengthen pelvic muscles and reduce pelvic pain symptoms, incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse symptoms
  • DiVa® laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation: This laser treatment is a fast, in-office procedure that resurfaces the vaginal wall to help improve a woman’s gynecologic and genitourinary health.
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