Urinary Conditions Marion OBGYN

The last thing a woman wants is to suffer from loss of bladder control, known as urinary incontinence, or vaginal prolapse. The good news is that the providers at Marion OBGYN, Inc. have the knowledge and experience to treat your urinary conditions so that you can enjoy life with peace of mind again.

According to ACOG, almost one half of women who have had a baby, but not limited to, have some degree of pelvic organ prolapse. Prolapse means “to drop” or “to sink”. Pelvic organ prolapse includes vagina, cervix, uterus, bladder, urethra, and rectum. Many women do not need treatment; however, some do. Your gynecologist will keep track of the problem at your regular check ups. If symptoms become bothersome treatment may be needed based on some of the following factors:

  • Age
  • Desire for future children
  • Sexual Activity
  • Severity of symptoms
  • Degree of prolapse
  • Other health problems

How to do Kegel Exercises

  • Squeeze the muscles that you use to stop the flow of urine. This contraction pulls the vagina and rectum up and back.
  • Hold for up to 10 seconds, then release.
  • Do 50 contractions a day for 4-6 weeks.

Make sure you are not squeezing your stomach, thigh, or buttocks muscles. You also should avoid holding your breath as you do these exercises.

Kegel Exercises

Exercises called Kegel exercises are highly recommended to help strengthen the muscles that surround the openings of the urethra,vagina,and rectum.

If you are suffering from any of these problems there are procedures and devices to help you.

  • A pessary is a device that is inserted into the vagina to support the pelvic organs and is a non surgical choice for some women.
  • Surgical options including traditional mesh slings, single incision mini-slings, and repairs could work for you based on the information given by your physician.

Our office offers Urodynamic testing in office to help asses how the bladder and urethra are performing their job of storing and releasing urine. Urodynamic test can help explain symptoms such as: incontinence, frequent urination, and sudden urges to urinate but nothing comes out.

You don't have to suffer from loss of normal bladder functions. Our physicians are here to discuss the many treatment options for your urinary conditions.