Pelvic Health and Wellness
 
 

Pelvic Health and Wellness

The BayCare Pelvic Health and Wellness program addresses problems with lower pelvic muscles that can cause incontinence, poor urine stream or painful intercourse. The program can include physical therapy, medicines or self-training. Take our Minute Quiz and share it with your doctor, who can prescribe a treatment plan or refer you to one of our participating specialists or a BayCare pelvic rehabilitation location. You can also use our Pelvic Health Diary to track how and when you leak to help make you more aware of what causes your incontinence.

The BayCare Pelvic Health and Wellness program provides a comprehensive, customized plan to meet your individual pelvic health issues. Loss of bladder control is not a normal part of aging, and we help women of all ages feel secure in addressing their most intimate concerns.

A woman’s “pelvic floor” consists of a group of muscles that surrounds your pelvic opening and keeps your pelvic organs – bladder, uterus, vagina, small bowel and rectum -- in place. Sometimes these muscles and tissues can develop weaknesses that result in incontinence or other issues such as pelvic organ prolapse. “Prolapse” refers to the “drooping” of organs in the pelvic floor, meaning they may descend outside of the vaginal or rectal canal. Many of these conditions can result from the stresses of childbirth or anything that puts prolonged or increased pressure on the abdomen, including obesity, respiratory issues, long-term cough, pelvic organ cancers or surgical removal of the uterus. Genetics can also play a role.

Symptoms of these conditions can include feeling pressure or fullness in the pelvic floor area, low backaches, painful intercourse, urinary or fecal leakage, constipation or spotting and bleeding. If you feel you are experiencing similar changes in your body, remember to discuss these symptoms with your doctor for recommended diagnosis and treatment.

Our conservative diagnostic and therapeutic treatment options include a pelvic exam, pelvic rehabilitation, bladder retraining, urodynamics and cystoscopy .

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