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What Does A Urogynecologist Do?

Women with disorders in the pelvic floor needs the help of a urogynecologist.

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles in the lowest part of a woman’s body that gives support to her internal organs such as the bladder, uterus, vagina, etc.

A weakened pelvic or teared connective tissues which are due to childbirth, menopause, excessive strain, and other strenuous activity is what causes pelvic floor disorder. Other than those mentioned, smoking cigarettes, genetics, and repetitive heavy lifting can also be considered as causes of this disorder.

Here is a list of the different causes of damages acquired by the pelvic area:

Incontinence: when one lacks control over urination and over defecation or bowel movement.
Prolapse: the slip down of pelvic organs due to pressure’
Emptying Disorders: having a hard time urinating or moving bowels.
Pain: unpleasant feeling in the lower back of the body like the pelvis, the bladder or the urethra.
Overactive Bladder: urination in which you cannot control.
Fistulas: a hole made to create a passage between a tubular and hollow organs of the body.
What makes a urogynecologist needed?
Urogynecologists are physicians who have earned a degree in medical school and are doing residency in the department of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. They are physicians who receive training after studying to acquire a certificate in Female Pelvic Medicine and a certificate in Reconstructive Surgery1. They are professionals who can deal with the treatment and diagnosis of female pelvic organ which affected the muscle and connective tissues. This doctors are also well-versed with the latest research that focuses on such conditions.

When Should I Ask Assistance from a Urogynecologists?
Even supposing you request the assistance of your obstetric gynecologist and your urologist, it is still a better option to seek the help of an expert urogynecologist. Be sure to see a urologist when you are told to do so by another doctor or when the need arises that you are having discomforts in the pelvic area such as prolapse, emptying disorders, overactive bladder, and many more. Immediately ask for help from a urogynecologist if you will have problems pertaining to the pelvic area, the fistulas, the bladder and the rectum, and even if you have problems urinating or moving bowel.

How Can A Urogynecologist Help You?
Symptoms of pelvic floor disorders and back pains can be relieved by urogynecologists through kinds of therapies. Someone who works best to meet your goals should be the one that you could ask assistance from.

The quality of your daily life can be improved a lot if the urogynewcologist will be able to make a dramatic change with his interventions. Your general health is very important which is why urogynecologists will ask you to proceed with a non-surgical or surgical treatment to improve your body’s situation.

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