Urogynecology is a subspecialty within Obstetrics & Gynecology that is dedicated to the treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary or fecal incontinence and prolapse (bulging) ofthe vagina, bladder and/or uterus.After completing a residency program in Obstetrics & Gynecology, urogynecologists undergo fellowship training, spending several years focusing only on these disorders.
Some problems due to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction include:
- Incontinence: loss of bladder or bowel control
- Prolapse:descent of pelvic organs (dropped uterus, bladder orvagina)
- Emptying disorders: difficulty urinating or moving bowels
- Overactive bladder: frequent need to void, bladder pressure, urgency incontinence or difficulty holding back a full bladder