Female Pelvic Health
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.