A urogynecologist is a doctor who is specially trained to treat women with both gynecologic issues as well as problems concerning urology. This medical field of urogynecology did not exist until 2011, so it is a relatively new medical profession. Urogynecologists treat many issues so women only need to see one doctor instead of multiple ones. If you are having issues with any pelvic floor disorders or with incontinence, when should you consider urogynecology surgery?
Pelvic organ prolapse is a scary sounding name. It occurs when the pelvic organs and tissues that support the pelvic organs—uterus, bladder, vagina, small bowel, or rectum—become weak or loose. Let’s review the 7 signs you may have pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
For anyone who asks, I pee when I sneeze: is this normal? Let’s get right to the point, NO is the answer. This type of leakage is not normal. There may be an unknown number of people with this type of incontinence, but that doesn’t make it normal. You don’t need to go through life with embarrassing leakage. Let’s find out what your options are.
If you are a woman who suffers with pelvic floor disorders like incontinence or an overactive bladder, the benefits of seeing a urogynecologist are compelling. It doesn’t mean giving up a trusted gynecologist you already see, but it is adding another resource or specialist for certain female health issues.
The simple answer to the question, “when should I see my gynecologist about pelvic pain?” is if the pelvic pain is new or different, see your gynecologist. Aside from typical cramps during your period, you shouldn’t be experiencing pain in your pelvic area. Any pain indicates something is awry in your body, so don’t ignore a pain in your reproductive area. Let’s find out why.
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Women who expect to leave all the pregnancy aches and pains behind them after childbirth may soon find that postpartum symptoms such as urinary incontinence to be just as difficult to deal with.
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