Relief for Pelvic Floor Problems

Premier Physician Network physicians understand that pelvic floor problems can be painful and embarrassing. We help you understand your symptoms and provide comprehensive treatment options. Our physicians and advanced practice providers can diagnose your disorder and discuss the best treatment options for you based on your individual symptoms and stage of life.

There are three major types of pelvic floor disorders:

  • Lack of bladder control (urinary incontinence or leaking)
  • Slippage of the bladder, uterus or cervix (pelvic organ prolapse)
  • Painful bladder syndrome

Urinary Incontinence 

Every treatment plan includes a complete assessment of diet and fluid intake. 

Non-surgical treatments include:

  • Medication
  • Nutrition counseling 
  • Bladder retraining and structured physical therapy (including biofeedback and Kegel exercises)

Outpatient surgical treatments include:

  • Placement of a mesh sling to help support the urethra
  • Implantation of a device to stimulate the sacral nerve, which controls the bladder

Pelvic Organ Prolapse 

Pelvic organ prolapse is weakening of the pelvic muscles due to childbirth, chronic coughing, obesity or the straining caused by constipation. When this occurs, organs such as the bladder, rectum, intestines and uterus can fall out of position and bulge into the vagina. Prolapse causes discomfort, even pain, and may trigger incontinence.

The severity and effect of the prolapse, as well as your general health, are important considerations when choosing a treatment.

Non-surgical treatments include:

  • Use of a removable support device (pessary)
  • Kegel exercises for pelvic muscles 

Surgical treatments include:

  • Cystocele repair for bladder bulging into vagina
  • Rectocele repair for rectum bulging into vagina
  • Graft or mesh support when muscles are too weak to repair

Painful Bladder Syndrome 

Painful bladder syndrome, also known as interstitial cystitis, is an inflammation of bladder tissue. Symptoms include a persistent and urgent need to urinate, frequent urination (especially at night), pain during intercourse and pelvic pain that is often relieved with urination. Painful bladder syndrome has many causes. 

Non-surgical treatments include:

  • Medication – taken orally and/or placed directly in the bladder
  • Nerve stimulation to relieve pelvic pain and reduce frequency
  • Dietary changes
  • Stretching of the bladder with water or gas
  • Bladder retraining and structured physical therapy (including biofeedback and Kegel exercises)

Schedule an Appointment 

Premier Physician Network physicians and advanced practice providers look forward to caring for you. It’s easy to find the care you need, conveniently located near you.

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