The physicians of the University of Michigan Urogynecology Program provide comprehensive surgical and non-surgical services for women suffering from pelvic floor disorders.
Most pelvic floor disorders fall into a few general categories:
- Pelvic organ prolapse: symptoms related to the bladder, uterus, vagina, or rectum falling downward, possibly bulging out through the opening of the vagina
- Urinary incontinence: symptoms of leaking urine, including stress incontinence, urge incontinence and overflow incontinence
- Fecal incontinence: symptoms of leaking bowel material and not being able to control gas or stool.
These disorders often occur as a result of damage from childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease or previous pelvic surgery.
Although pelvic floor disorders become more common as women get older, they are not a normal or acceptable part of aging. No one has to live like this! The impact on a woman’s quality of life should not be considered a cost of growing older, and many of these disorders can be effectively treated.
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To schedule an appointment or learn more about the Michigan Medicine Urogynecology Program, call one of our four clinics in Ann Arbor, Northville and Midland.