Pelvic Organ Prolapse:

Pelvic muscle exercises (Kegel’s):

These exercises help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and aid with the prevention of pelvic organ prolapse. These exercises have not been shown to be very beneficial once the prolapse is considerable in size.

Pessary:

A device made of silicon which comes in may different shapes and sizes. This is placed in the vagina to support the vaginal walls, bladder, rectum and uterus.

Urinary Incontinence:

Pelvic Muscle Exercises (Kegel’s):

Kegel’s exercises have been shown to be an effective treatment for stress urinary incontinence. Most women require guidance from a medical professional to learn how to contract the pelvic floor muscles correctly for adequate results.

Occlusive Devices:

There are several pessaries that are available for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence.

Biofeedback:

This term refers to a variety of techniques that teach patients bladder and pelvic muscle control by giving positive feedback when the patient performs the desired action. This feedback may be from an electronic device or verbally from a health professional.

Bladder Training:

This treatment for urge incontinence involves teaching a patient to urinate according to a timetable. Gradually, the scheduled time between trips to the bathroom may be increased as the patient’s bladder control improves.

Bladder Irritants:

These are different types food and drinks that may be irritating to the bladder. Avoiding these items may improve bladder urgency and frequency of urination. CLICK HERE for a list of Bladder Irritants.

Medications:

There are several medications that may be used in the treatment of urge incontinence such as Detral, Ditropan, Sanctura, Vesicare, Enablex, Toviaz, Oxytrol Patch, and Gelnique. There may be some side-effects associated with these medications which will be discussed in detail during the office visit.