gynecologist is a doctor that cares for women with reproductive conditions.
Sometimes, though, more is needed. A Urogynecologist, a surgical specialist in
the field of reconstructive surgery and female pelvic medicine, may be able to
provide more expertise.
pelvic floor is an area that allows control of the uterus, bladder, vagina, and
the rectum. It is made up of various ligaments, muscles, connective tissues,
and nerves. This area is often damaged by child birth, multiple child birth,
repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease and/or surgery.
symptoms of damage to or dysfunction of the pelvic floor consists of the
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the loss of bladder and/or bowel control.
urinating or moving bowels.
- Pelvic pain
created by the bladder; generally feels like a burning sensation or other
pelvic discomfort including urethral pain.
- Prolapse or the descent of
pelvic organs, a bulge and/or pressure, a dropped uterus, bladder, vagina,