Pelvic floor disorders are seen commonly in departments for
women’s services in Miami. These disorders occur when the muscles and connective tissue in the pelvic
floor become weakened, stretched, or torn. A women’s services doctor
can diagnose pelvic floor issues and determine which treatment is best.
What Is the Pelvic Floor?
The pelvic floor consists of muscles, ligaments, connective tissue, and
nerves. It sits in the lower abdomen and supports the bladder, rectum,
urethra, and other organs in the region. The pelvic floor helps to keep
these organs in the right position for proper functioning and also controls
continence. The parts of the pelvic floor can become damaged or worn in
a number of different ways, including through pregnancy, aging, obesity,
lack of exercise, and chronic cough.
What Are Common Pelvic Floor Disorders?
There are several different types of pelvic floor disorders.
Urge incontinence and stress urinary incontinence both allow urine to leak, while fecal
incontinence refers to loss of control of the bowels. With pelvic prolapse,
the uterus may drop out of its normal position and may bulge outside the
vagina. With pelvic prolapse, other organs may also slip.
How Are Disorders Treated?
Initially, your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes to manage your condition,
such as quitting smoking to reduce coughing and losing weight. In some
case, medications can be helpful, as can Kegal exercises to strengthen
the pelvic muscles. When these conservative treatments don’t work,
surgical services may help. In some cases, robotic surgery can be used
to treat pelvic floor disorders.
If you think you are suffering from a pelvic floor disorder, ask your doctor
to refer you to the Women’s Services department of Aventura Hospital
and Medical Center. We treat a range of women’s health concerns
using the latest technology, including digital mammography,
robotic surgery, and more. Request a referral today by calling (786) 347-1316.