Pelvic Health & Urogynecology
If the thought of coughing or laughing makes you nervous, you're not alone. Nearly 1 in 3 women have a pelvic floor disorder that causes bladder and bowel control problems and many don't talk about it.
At Sturdy, we work with you to identify the cause of your condition and come up with a treatment plan to meet your needs. Bladder leakage is not just a sign of aging and is often treatable.
Do You Have Urinary Incontinence or Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Incontinence is a loss of bladder control and it can happen to both men and women. Women tend to experience it more due to the hormonal changes that occur during menopause and the stress that the pelvic floor goes through during pregnancy and childbirth.
There are several types of incontinence:
Stress incontinence - This is the leaking associated with coughing, sneezing, lifting or exercising.
Urge incontinence - This is the sudden "I've got to go" sensation that is caused by a spasm in the bladder. This can also cause urinary frequency, urgency and night time voiding.
Fecal Incontinence - This is loss or seepage of feces or loose stool that may or may not be accompanied by an urge.
There are other pelvic floor control issues that can occur. Pelvic organ prolapse is descent in pelvic organs. This can feel like a bulge or pressure from your vagina. There are many non-surgical and surgical options that our providers can discuss and address with you.
Services & Treatment
You don't have to stop enjoying your normal daily activities if you have incontinence or a pelvic floor condition. We offer treatment options that can help you get back to living your life the way you want to.
Our treatment options are personalized based on your needs. When you make an appointment with one of our providers, your first visit will focus on your medical history and various tests to aid in diagnosis of your condition.
Once a proper diagnosis is made, your provider will discuss the various treatment options available including:
- Behavior health practices
- Bladder retraining
- Physical Therapy, with focus on strengthening, stretching, relaxation and restoration of the pelvic floor
- Pessary Use