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Pelvic Floor Disorders

Approximately eight to 10 million women in the US are seriously affected by urinary incontinence and pelvic floor disorders. Many women are unaware that help is available for these uncomfortable and frequently disabling conditions.

With proper diagnosis and treatment, women can return to a more pleasant, active, and independent lifestyle – and University Health Women’s Care urogynecologists can help.

What is a Urogynecologist?

Urogynecologists are experts in evaluating and treating conditions that affect the pelvic organs, muscles and supportive connective tissue Urogynecologists provide special expertise including minimally invasive surgical and nonsurgical therapies.

When should I see a Urogynecologist?

If you have pain in the area below your belly button and above your legs a urogynecologist can help. That’s why University Health Women’s Care has board-certified urogynecologists who focus on female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Diagnosing and treating pelvic floor disorders is their unique specialty.

Problems in the pelvic floor can arise due to increasing age, delivering a baby, or having surgery. These problems include:

  • A feeling of pressure, discomfort, aching, or fullness in the pelvis.
  • Urine or stool leakage
  • Overactive bladder
  • Problems with emptying the bladder or rectum
  • Incontinence and pelvic pain
  • Bladder Pain Syndrome
  • Problems after vaginal delivery
  • Fistulas
  • Recurrent bladder infections
  • Painful sex
  • Blood in the urine on urinalysis

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

  • Pelvic pressure
  • Lower back pain
  • Vaginal looseness
  • Increased urination
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Difficulty passing stools
  • Fecal incontinence

If you're experiencing the symptoms of a pelvic floor disorder, we want you to know that you are not alone, help is available in a private, confidential setting.

How we can help

At University Health Women’s Care, 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.

We can offer treatment for all of these conditions:

  • Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Dropping of the uterus, bladder, rectum or intestine
  • Pelvic pain
  • Overactive bladder
  • Bladder doesn’t empty completely
  • Chronic urinary tract infections

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