Urogynecology is a specified branch of OBS/GYN which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women.
This involves conditions that affect the vagina, uterus, rectum, urinary bladder and the pelvic floor, which is a structure made up of muscles, ligaments, nerves and connective tissues that supports pelvic organs and aids in the control of their functions.
The most common conditions in urogynecology are caused due to weakened muscles in the pelvic floor, resulting in problems such as
Problems of the uterus may be diagnosed either by using a laparoscope or imaging techniques such as CT scan, MRI, Ultrasound, etc.
A prolapse is usually visible, and treated accordingly
Depending on the severity of the problem, the treatment may either be conservative and non-surgical, however in serious cases, a surgery is required.
Fecal incontinence is treated in the following ways
Surgery if the patient doesn’t respond to the other treatments
In case of urinary incontinence, following methods are used
The treatment depends on the cause and the type of incontinence.
Surgery is performed if none of the above methods work.
The treatment for a prolapse is based on the severity of the symptoms.
Pelvic pain is usually a symptom of other problems, and the diagnosis should be done properly before commencing with any treatment.
"Authored By Dr.Niraj Mahajan"
MD- Gynecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Uro-gynecologist , Infertility specialist & Cosmetic Gynecologist.Read more [+]