|Urogynaecologist doing Procedure
One of the most common problems facing women is pelvic floor dysfunction, which affects approximately 50 percent of all women - the majority of whom do not seek professional help. Pelvic floor dysfunction may cause urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, vaginal pain or discomfort and abdominal discomfort. Many women experience significant changes in daily activities and even self-identify because of these conditions.
Abnormal function results from a variety of medical disorders as well as normal changes associated with childbirth and aging. Since proper diagnosis is critical to successful correction of the problem, University of Maryland urogynecologists use computerized urodynamic testing and cystoscopy in addition totargeted physical examinations to more precisely pinpoint the cause of the disorder.
In a caring and understanding manner, our physicians and nurse practitioner evaluate and treat these pelvic floor disorders:
- Vaginal Vault Prolapse
- Urinary Incontinence--read about new minimally invasive bladder repair treatments now being offered at the University of Maryland.
- Fecal Incontinence
- Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection
- Urethral diverticulum