Female Pelvic Problems
Female Pelvic Problems refer to a variety of conditions that affect women’s pelvic organs, such as the bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum. These disorders can have a substantial influence on a woman’s quality of life and necessitate specialised treatment. Our specialist urology department at Surya Hospitals is dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and managing various female pelvic disorders to help you recover control and restore your well-being.
Female Pelvic Problems are classified into the following categories:
- Urinary Incontinence: Urinary incontinence is the unintentional spilling of urine. It might happen as a result of weak pelvic floor muscles, hormonal changes, pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, obesity, or certain medical problems. Urinary incontinence in women is classified as stress incontinence, urge incontinence, or mixed incontinence.
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse: This condition develops when the pelvic organs, the bladder, uterus, and rectum all descend and bulge into the vagina. It can be caused by weaker pelvic floor muscles and ligaments, as well as childbirth, menopause, obesity, persistent coughing, or hard lifting.
- Pelvic Pain: Chronic pelvic pain is defined as pain in the pelvic region that lasts six months or longer. Endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), fibroids, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and bladder problems are all possible reasons.
- Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): Some women suffer from recurrent UTIs, which are marked by frequent bacterial infections in the urinary system. It could be caused by anatomical reasons, hormonal changes, urinary tract abnormalities, or a weakened immune system.
Causes and risk factors include:
Female pelvic issues can be caused by a variety of circumstances, including:
- Childbirth and Pregnancy: Pregnancy and vaginal childbirth can cause pelvic floor muscle weakness, which can lead to pelvic organ prolapse and urine incontinence.
- Menopause: Hormonal changes during menopause can cause vaginal dryness, tissue thinning, and weakened pelvic floor muscles, all of which increase the risk of pelvic issues.
- Ageing: As women become older, their pelvic tissues and muscles naturally deteriorate, making them more prone to pelvic organ prolapse and urine incontinence.
- Obesity: Being overweight or obese can put additional strain on the pelvic organs, contributing to pelvic floor dysfunction and urine incontinence.
- Diabetes, chronic coughing, and constipation are among conditions that can strain the pelvic floor muscles and exacerbate pelvic difficulties.
Female pelvic issues can show a variety of symptoms, including:
- Urine leakage when coughing, sneezing, laughing, or physical activity (stress incontinence).
- Urge incontinence is the inability to manage sudden, overwhelming desires to urinate.
- Pelvic pressure or the feeling that something is protruding from the vagina (pelvic organ prolapse).
- Pelvic pain or discomfort that persists.
- Urine pain or recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
- Dyspareunia (painful intercourse).
Surya Hospitals provides a broad range of treatment options for female pelvic issues. To provide personalised care, our skilled urologists cooperate with gynaecologists and pelvic floor specialists. Among the treatment options available are:
- Pelvic Floor Exercises: Kegels, for example, can help to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and improve bladder control.
- Medications: Medications may be administered to manage symptoms such as urinary incontinence or pelvic discomfort, depending on the specific situation.
- Minimally invasive procedures: To restore pelvic organ support and reduce symptoms, advanced minimally invasive procedures such as pelvic organ prolapse repair or sling procedures for urine incontinence are offered.
- Hormone Therapy: Hormone therapy may be prescribed to address hormonal imbalances that contribute to pelvic pain, particularly after menopause.
- Lifestyle modifications: To ease symptoms, our healthcare specialists can provide counselling on lifestyle modifications such as weight control, dietary alterations, and hydration intake restriction.
- Surgical techniques, such as pelvic reconstructive surgery or bladder procedures, may be explored in more severe cases or when conservative therapy does not provide significant relief.
Regain control of your life by restoring your pelvic health. Contact Surya Hospitals today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled urologists and specialists. We are here to offer compassionate care and personalised treatment choices for all female pelvic problems.