Bladder and Pelvic Floor Health
Loss of bladder control, difficulty urinating, or problems with the pelvic floor can be a devastating disorder that can affect your quality of life and affects millions of men and women. Many conditions exist including:
- Overactive bladder (frequent or urgent urination, sometimes associated with leakage)
- Stress incontinence
- Urinary retention or difficulty emptying the bladder
- Prolapse of the pelvic organs (bladder, rectum, uterus, vagina)
- Pelvic pain
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
- BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia/enlarged prostate)
Evaluation and Diagnosis
To evaluate any of these conditions typically involves a thorough history and physical including examination of the pelvic floor structures.
Labs including urinalysis and testing for infection are also common.
Treatment is based on individual patient symptoms and degree of severity. Each patient’s treatment is tailored to their specific needs.
Options can be both nonsurgical and surgical and can include:
- Pelvic floor physical therapy with biofeedback
- Urethral bulking injections
- Prolapse surgery
- Sacral neuromodulation
- Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation
- Injection of botulinum toxin A in the bladder
- Transurethral microwave therapy for the prostate (TUMT)
- Transurethral plasma button vaporization of the prostate
- Urolift minimally invasive approach to treating an enlarged prostate
Please contact our office to schedule a consultation to discuss these conditions and treatment options further.