Conditions We Treat
- Urinary incontinence is one of the most common pelvic floor complaints.
- Stress incontinence is leaking drops to larger amounts with coughing, sneezing, laughing or physical activities.
- Urge incontinence is associated with urinating frequently day and/or night, with a strong urge and leaking on the way to the bathroom because you cannot reach it on time.
- Urinary incontinence can be treated with Kegel’s exercises, a pessary, medications, avoidance of bladder irritants and surgery.
- This refers to a number of urinary symptoms, including frequency, (urinating too often) urgency (having to rush to urinate) and dysuria (painful urination).
- These symptoms can be the result of several different conditions that will be further discussed during your visits.
- Repeated urinary infections of 3 or more episodes in a 12 month period are not uncommon in women.
- Few women have underlying anatomical or functional abnormalities and require further evaluation and treatment
- Prolapse is a common pelvic floor disorder that occurs when pelvic organs bulge downwards, usually through the vaginal canal.
- The most common symptoms of prolapse is pressure in the vagina, difficulty in emptying bladder or bowel.
- Prolapse can be treated with a pessary or with surgery.
- Faecal incontinence is the involuntary leaking of gas, liquid or solid faeces.
- This is a condition that needs thorough evaluation to offer the best treatment.
- It can be treated with Kegel’s exercises or surgery.
- Constipation affects almost everyone at one time or another.
- It is MORE COMMON in women and adults ages 65 and older.
- The most common causes of constipation are lifestyle factors including poor diet and lack of exercise.
- Constipation can lead to complications like hemorrhoids, anal fissure, rectal and uterine prolapse.
- Pelvic floor conditions are often associated with difficulties related to sexual intercourse.
- You may experience symptoms of pain with intercourse, leaking urine or stool during intercourse, vaginal dryness or urinary tract infections after intercourse
- Menstrual problems are common disorders which can happen in women in the age group 18 – 45 years.
- They can be disturbances in the cycle length or duration of bleeding.
- The cycles may or may not be associated with pain.
- Medical and surgical treatment is available for period problems after certain tests to rule out any worrying causes for them.
- Pelvic pain is more common in women.
- Pelvic pain usually means that pain originates from organs in the pelvis which include the bladder, bowel, womb and ovaries.
- Meticulous history and appropriate investigations will help identify the cause of the pain and guideprompt treatment.
- Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years.
- Most common symptoms include heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, difficulty in achieving pregnancy and if large can cause pressure on the urinary bladder causing increased urinary frequency or difficulty in urination.
- Ultrasound or MRI scan will be performed to assess their number, size and location and further appropriate treatment will be planned.
- Postmenopausal bleeding is vaginal bleeding that happens atleast 12 months after periods have stopped.
- The cause is usually something minor like the inflammation and thinning of the lining of the womb, but cancer is always a possibility and must be ruled out.
- Menopause comes with a range of symptoms which could be hot flashes, mood swings and depression, memory and concentration problems, insomnia, weight gain, osteoporosis and vaginal changes.
- Evaluation to assess the need for hormone replacement and other supplementation is essential for a healthy life after menopause.