Bladder, Bladder: Whats the Matter?

Many women suffer from pelvic disorders that can cause vaginal or pelvic pressure, urinary leakage, frequent trips to the bathroom and other uncomfortable symptoms. Treatments are available that can help.

Conditions and Symptoms
The symptoms of female pelvic disorders vary from woman to woman. They may start out mild, like a sensation of pressure in the pelvic area, or can become more severe, to include:

  • Leakage of urine and/or stool
  • Overactive bladder
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic pain

Treatment Options
Sharp HealthCare offers a range of nonsurgical and surgical treatment options that can help address the symptoms of female pelvic floor disorders.

Nonsurgical treatment options include:

  • Medications and injections
  • Nerve stimulation
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Surgery for female pelvic disorders often involves reconstructing the pelvic floor to restore correct anatomical positioning. These procedures can be done utilizing minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopy or robotic-assisted surgery via a vaginal approach or with traditional open abdominal techniques.

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns has the only unit in San Diego dedicated exclusively to women's surgery, with expert caregivers who specialize in the latest minimally invasive procedures, including robotic surgery. The hospital has been named a designated Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

To learn more, or for help choosing a Sharp Mary Birch-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego OBGYN or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.