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Pelvic Health

Pelvic Health

Let's Talk Pelvic Health, Because Every Woman Should Know

Pelvic floor issues are common. One in 3 women will experience a Pelvic Health related issue by age 60. It can begin in your 20's and 30's. Common does not mean you need to live with these issues. They are not only treatable but can be preventable.

  • Educate yourself
  • Talk with your Primary Care Provider
  • Don't struggle in silence. Call the Upstate Women's Health phone line at 315-464-2756 and take back control.

Upstate University Hospital's Pelvic Health services provides specialists for all pelvic health conditions from Incontinence to Sexual Dysfunction. Our program includes collaboration between Urology, Urogynecology, Colorectal and Physical Therapy, providing a multidisciplinary approach to your care. If you are experiencing discomfort, inconvenience or embarrassment due to urological or gynecological problems, contact us and take the first step to relief.

Pelvic Health Conditions

Pelvic Conditions: Pelvic Structures and Pelvic Organ Cradle
The pelvic organs include the bladder, vagina, uterus, intestines and rectum and are supported by a framework or cradle of muscles and other tissues.

As muscles weaken or the structures of the Pelvic Floor change, women often experience issues in the pelvis that can include:
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urgency or Overactive Bladder (OAB)
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse (vagina, uterus, bladder or rectum)
  • Bowel Incontinence or constipation
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sexual dysfunction

Causes of Pelvic Floor Issues: pregnancy, childbirth, aging, weight gain, certain medications.

Pelvic Health Treatment Options

  • Non-Surgical: (Kegels, Bio-feedback, Bladder Training, Vaginal weights, medications, pelvic floor rehab, pessary fitting and Behavior Modification, Botox, Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) or neuromodulation
  • Surgery