If you suffer from loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence) you’re not alone. At least one in 10 women age 65 and older experience this problem, but it can affect women of any age. UHS’s urogynecology providers in Vestal and Johnson City can help identify and effectively treat these problems.
Most often, loss of bladder or bowel control and prolapse (“dropping”) of the uterus or other pelvic organs occur in conjunction with and affect each other. Many women experience pelvic pressure, fullness or a bulging sensation within the vagina due to pelvic organ prolapse. Don’t let the term “dropped bladder” mislead you, as the true problem is a defect in vaginal support.
The good news is that UHS has skilled urogynecology specialists in Vestal and Johnson City who can help women suffering from incontinence, prolapse, and a wide variety of pelvic support disorders. Our physicians have particular expertise in treating the following conditions: prolapse of the uterus and vagina, prolapse of the urethra and bladder (dropped bladder), stress urinary incontinence (loss of urine with coughing/sneezing), urge urinary incontinence (loss of urine with sudden urge to void), recurrent urinary tract infections, difficulty voiding, excessive nighttime voiding, overactive bladder (urinary frequency/urgency), painful bladder syndromes such as interstitial cystitis, decreased vaginal sensation during intercourse, fecal incontinence (loss of bowel control) and difficulty with bowel movements.
URGENT UPDATE: Temporary Suspension of VisitationOctober 16, 2021
UHS Hospitals remain committed to ensuring the best care for our patients, while ensuring staff, patient and visitor safety during the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19. Effective October 16, all visitation is suspended except as outlined below (see Visitor Restriction Exceptions). These restrictions are in place for all areas of UHS Wilson Medical Center, UHS Binghamton General Hospital and all UHS Primary & Specialty Care locations.
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