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Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders

Pelvic floor disorders are common among women. And they can cause serious symptoms that can affect the quality of a woman's life.

If you have a pelvic floor disorder, you might experience symptoms such as:

  • Pain or pressure in the pelvis.
  • Leaking of urine or stool.
  • Trouble with bowel movements.

A number of things can cause the pelvic floor to weaken—having a baby or going through menopause, for example. Some chronic medical and neurologic conditions can also weaken the pelvic floor muscles. So can heavy lifting.

Though pelvic floor problems are more common in older women, they can affect young women too.

If you're experiencing the symptoms of a pelvic floor disorder, we want you to know that help is available in a private, confidential setting.

How we can help

University Health has board-certified urogynecologists who focus on female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Diagnosing and treating pelvic floor disorders is their unique specialty.

Our urogynecologists understand the impact a pelvic floor disorder can have on the quality of your life. They'll listen with care and compassion as you describe your symptoms. And they'll use the most current research and clinical standards to create a treatment plan personalized to you and your symptoms. Treatment plans may include medical, behavioral and surgical options.

The urogynecologist will also work closely with your obstetrician-gynecologist to coordinate the care you're receiving and ensure that your entire healthcare team is working together for you.

We can offer treatment for all these conditions:

  • Painful bladder syndrome.
  • Urinary incontinence.
  • Fecal incontinence.
  • Pelvic organ prolapse.
  • Dropping of the uterus, bladder, rectum or intestine.
  • Pelvic pain.
  • Overactive bladder.
  • Voiding disorders, such as urinary retention.
  • Chronic urinary tract infections.

Make an appointment with a University Health urogynecologist

For more information or to make an appointment, contact us at one of the following locations:

  • University Health Women's Care Obstetrics & Gynecology in Kansas City: 816.404.7820.
  • University Health Women's Care Lee's Summit: 816.404.2170.