What is a Urogynecologist and When Would I Need One?
Although your primary care physician, OB/GYN, or urologist may have knowledge about pelvic floor problems, a urogynecologist has specialized training in pelvic floor disorders and can offer additional expertise. You should see (or be referred to) a urogynecologist when you have problems of prolapse, and/or troublesome urinary or fecal incontinence or when your primary doctor recommends consultation. Additional problems for which you or your doctor might think about consulting a urogynecologist include: problems with emptying the bladder or rectum, pelvic pain or bladder pain, fistulas, and the need for special expertise in vaginal surgery, including the need for a revision or repeat surgery.
What We Treat:
At Princeton Urogynecology we specialize in pelvic floor disorders which are conditions related to the bladder, pelvic support and/or the rectum. While some women present with one specific problem, pelvic floor disorders are often interrelated and it is quite common for women to present with two or three conditions at the same time. The pelvic floor disorders that we specialize care in include:
What We Treat....
Painful Bladder Syndrome /
Recurrent Bladder infections
Pelvic Support Disorders:
Cystocele (Bladder Prolapse)
Enterocele (Prolapse of the Small Bowel)
Rectocele (Prolapse of the Rectum)
Vaginal or Uterine Prolapse
Relaxed Vaginal Outlet
Pain with Intercourse
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