Urogynecology, or Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, is the subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology that treats women with various pelvic floor disorders. It is important to understand you are not alone. Our experts at East Cooper Medical
Center are dedicated to helping you restore your confidence and help you get back to living your best life.
Services & Conditions Treated
Advanced Gyn surgery to include minimally invasive and robotics surgery, all approaches for hysterectomy
Urinary incontinence (primary and recurrent)
Fecal incontinence (accidental bowel leakage)
Pelvic organ prolapse (rectocele, cystocele, uterine and vaginal vault prolapse)
Bowel and bladder fistula, urethral diverticula
Mesh and graft use and complications
Urodynamics and cystoscopy
Neuromodulation therapies (Interstim and PTNS), and bladder Botox
Overactive bladder, urinary urgency and frequency, nocturia
Pelvic pain, interstitial cystitis, and high tone pelvic floor dysfunction
Complicated obstetric injury
Find Surgical Options for Urinary Incontinence
Approximately 18-20 million women in the U.S. suffer from incontinence, and nearly one in four have experienced some type of involuntary leaking urine. Losing control of your bladder can be a result of many different factors such as aging, childbirth
or a recent surgery. Many women that experience incontinence find it difficult to speak about to anyone, even their doctor.
What Causes Urinary Incontinence?
Pregnancy, vaginal delivery, surgery, radiation, or injury can lead to urinary incontinence. Other causes may include:
Kidney or bladder stones
Medications such as diuretics
Neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis or spina bifida, where nerves and/or muscles may not function correctly
Tips for Managing Urinary Incontinence
In order to help manage this condition, doctors might recommend some of the following:
Exercises-learning how to control and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles can help women reduce or eliminate urine leakage.
Weight Loss- Maintaining healthy body weight is important for normal pelvic floor function.
Drink fluids in moderation
Eat plenty of fiber daily
Doctors may suggest surgery if other treatments have failed
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