Medications can be used to treat a number of pelvic health issues, and are prescribed and recommended based on your individual needs and medical conditions. Please speak with your provider before starting any medications.
Conditions commonly treated with medication include:
Constipation: Medications act to soften stool or may promote the movement of the stool through the bowels. The use of laxatives is not recommended for use on a regular basis.
Overactive bladder: Medications can help ease the symptoms of urgency, frequency and some types of urine leakage.
Fecal incontinence: To help solidify the stool, medications may be prescribed.
Pelvic pain or painful intercourse (dyspareunia): These conditions can be treated with a variety of these medications.
- Antibiotics or antifungal medications treat bacterial or fungal infections in the vagina, bladder or pelvis.
- Hormonal medications may be used to reduce pain related to pelvic organs.
- Non-narcotic pain medications
- Other medications may be used to numb surrounding tissue, relax tight muscles or help with vaginal lubrication and tissue quality. Some of these medications are topical gels or creams that need to be applied directly to the skin outside the vagina or in the vagina itself.
To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, please call 608-392-9700.