Although you may feel you are alone in dealing your with pelvic health conditions, the truth is 1 in 3 women suffer from such disorders and their symptoms stemming from life changes such as childbirth, aging or menopause. Although, many women suffer from pelvic floor conditions, it may still be uncomfortable to talk to your doctor about your symptoms. Awareness of your condition prior to your clinic visit can help make talking to your doctor easier.
Learn more pelvic health conditions:
Constipation: Constipation affects many people and is defined as having less than three bowel movements in a week.
Bowel/fecal incontinence: Bowel or fecal incontinence is the inadvertent escape of flatus or partial soiling of undergarments with liquid stool and the involuntary excretion of feces. Although it may be difficult to talk about, fecal incontinence is common and treatable.
Urinary incontinence and urge urinary incontinence: While embarrassing, urinary incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine due to lack of bladder control, is a common problem that is easily treatable.
Urinary stress incontinence: Like urinary incontinence, urinary stress incontinence is common and treatable. Stress urinary incontinence occurs when physical activity places pressure and/or on the bladder, resulting in the loss of urine.
Urinary retention: The inability to effectively empty the bladder
Overactive bladder: When you have sudden urges to urinate, it could be the result of a problem with your bladder’s ability to store urine.
Pelvic organ prolapse: Weakened muscles and ligaments can cause the pelvic organs to slip out of place (pelvic organ prolapse). This condition often gives the sensation of feeling of sitting on a ball or pelvic pressure or heaviness.
Chronic pelvic pain: If you have pain in the lower part of your abdomen that last longer than six months, you could have chronic pelvic pain.
Dyspareunia: Dyspareunia is painful sexual intercourse. While it may seem unusual to have pain with intercourse, many women experience it at some point in their lives.
Whether you have a single symptom or a combination of conditions, our team will work with you to diagnose and evaluate you problems and develop a treatment plan that fits your needs.
Listen to Sara Suarez, P.A.-C. discuss what you need to know about urinary incontinence
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