Female Urology - Common Pelvic Floor Disorders
- Urinary incontinence (involuntary loss of urine)
- Urinary retention (difficulty with emptying the bladder)
- Frequency of urination (urinating more than eight times in 24 hours)
- Nocturia (waking from sleep to urinate two or more times per night)
- Vaginal prolapse ( experienced as a “bulge” at the opening of the vagina or a sense that “something is falling out”)
- Fecal incontinence (involuntary loss of stool)
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
- Pelvic floor or bladder pain
- Pain with intercourse
Women do not need to “learn to live with” these conditions since effective help is available through urogynecology.
An urogynecologist is an obstetrician/gynecologist who has completed fellowship training in the evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor disorders.