Pelvic Health Disorders
Pelvic Health Disorders include conditions such as menorrhagia, fibroid tumors, pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence —and they're a lot more common than you might think. Learn how we can help.
Whatever your age, the health of your reproductive and urinary organs is important. But, like so many women, you might not often think about your pelvic health until it’s time to schedule your annual gynecologic exam—unless you’re experiencing a problem.
Pelvic health disorders (PHDs) occur in your pelvic region—the vagina, uterus, urethra and bladder. With every pregnancy, delivery and decade, a woman’s organs can shift, hormones will fluctuate and the risk of pelvic health issues increases. These disorders can plague women like you with uncomfortable, painful and embarrassing symptoms, and significantly affect your quality of life.
Think about it:
- Do you feel heaviness in your lower abdomen, almost as if something within you is dropping, or unexplained pelvic pressure or pain?
- Does a little urine escape when you laugh, sneeze or cough?
- Do you tend to limit your activities when you have your period for fear of having an “accident?”
- Do you experience severe cramps or heavy bleeding each month?
- Is sexual intercourse painful?
- Do you have trouble inserting or retaining tampons?
- Are you often constipated?
If you answered "yes" to any of these and think you may have pelvic health condition, it's important to get a proper diagnosis. You need to see a doctor with experience in treating such disorders.