Bladder & Pelvic Health
“Accidental bladder or bowel leakage can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing for many women. You may feel like you need to give up exercising, going to social functions or even leaving the house. We are here to provide you with a comfortable place to talk about the treatments available to regain your ability to achieve your best life.”
Beth Leary, MD, Urogynecology, Spectrum Health Medical Group
Your pelvic floor is the set of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue in your pelvis. It provides support to your pelvic organs (bowel, bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum), prevents the pelvic organs from falling down or out of your body, and helps these organs to function properly. When the pelvic floor is weak or damaged (often called a pelvic floor disorder), you may experience: loss of bladder or bowel control; bulging or protrusion of tissue from the vagina; difficulty urinating or moving the bowels; a frequent need to void; and bladder pressure, urgency or difficulty holding back urine.
When it comes to treating pelvic floor issues or symptoms, you do have options including conservative (nonsurgical) and minimally invasive surgical treatments. We are here to provide the care you need through individualized treatment plans that minimize disruption and support your lifestyle.
Our Urogynecology Team can Help With:
- Incontinence (accidental loss of urine or stool)
- Prolapse (vaginal bulge or pressure often called cystocele, rectocele, or uterine prolapse)
- Minimally invasive vaginal & robotic surgery
- Pessary management
- Mesh complications
- Fistula (abnormal hole between the vagina, rectum, or bladder)
- Pelvic floor physical therapy