If you struggle with urinary incontinence or other pelvic floor conditions, you can benefit from a specialist in urogynecology. At Sarasota OB/GYN Associates in Sarasota and Port Charlotte, Florida, Katrina Davis, MD, FACOG, and Lyvie-Sara Sylvestre, MS, MD, offer evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment to help relieve symptoms like urinary leakage, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction. Call or book your urogynecology appointment online today.
The field of urogynecology combines urology with gynecology to help women with pelvic floor conditions. These conditions could affect the muscles, connective tissue, ligaments, or nerves in the vagina, bladder, uterus, and rectum.
Sarasota OB/GYN Associates has the urogynecology experience necessary to treat pelvic floor issues and improve your quality of life.
Urogynecological conditions are varied and can seriously interfere with your daily life. Common issues that benefit from urogynecology include:
Urinary incontinence affects both sexes but is far more common in women. It describes the loss of bladder control. You may find urine leaks when you cough, sneeze, or laugh, a condition known as stress incontinence. Urge incontinence is another type of urinary incontinence in which you have a sudden urge to urinate and suddenly lose control of your bladder.
In some women, the pelvic floor muscles weaken and no longer support pelvic organs like the uterus and bladder. You may feel the organ protrude through the vagina and feel pain during intercourse.
Overactive bladder causes frequent urges to urinate and regular leakage. While neurological and inflammatory issues can cause overactive bladder, the cause in many women is unknown.
Urogynecology treatments at Sarasota OB/GYN Associates aim to eliminate symptoms so you feel confident and pain free. Depending on your condition and its severity, your individualized treatment plan may include:
You’ll learn relaxation techniques, undergo muscle training, and make dietary changes to help you manage your symptoms. Strategies such as planning trips to the restroom and reducing irritating liquids, like those that contain caffeine, may be recommended.
A pessary is a device that fits into the vagina. It supports your bladder, uterus, and other organs in the case of prolapse. The pessary is removable for cleaning.
Certain medications can help reduce pelvic pain or help with an overactive bladder.
If conservative therapies aren’t effective at relieving your symptoms, you may need minimally invasive surgery to reconstruct pelvic floor tissue. Sarasota OB/GYN Associates offers robotic surgery for a precise, safe, and effective way to help with pelvic floor conditions.
If you’re suffering from symptoms that suggest weakness or changes in your pelvic floor tissue, book a urogynecology appointment at Sarasota OB/GYN Associates by phone or online today.