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.
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 physicians who can help women suffering from 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.
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