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Why Should I See A Urogynecologist?
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Since I have entered menopause, I have been having a lot of different problems with my pelvic floor. What type of doctor would be the best to help me for all of these issues?
As a woman, you are a complex creature. Your reproductive system is not only unique, it is also intertwined with your urological system. Issues with one system can thus cause complications with the other, especially during menopause
When these issues happen, you can schedule an appointment with your gynecologist or ask for a referral to a urologist. There's another option, too – a urogynecologist.
What is a urogynecologist?
A urogynecologist is a doctor
who has training and education in urology, gynecology, and obstetrics. This type of surgeon treats pelvic floor dysfunction
and disorders with all female pelvic organs and their supporting muscles and tissues.
A urogynecologist can help women before and after hysterectomy or during menopause. This type of specialist understands how the urological and reproductive systems are intertwined and can help women manage problems that arise between the two.
What conditions does a urogynecologist treat?
A urogynecologist can diagnosis and treat all pelvic floor
conditions, including incontinence
, pelvic organ prolapse
, an overactive bladder, and pelvic pain
. They are also experts when it comes to pelvic floor reconstruction surgery.
What treatments are used by a urogynecologist?
A urogynecologist is able to use a variety of treatment methods from minimally invasive options – such as medications or pessaries
– to more invasive methods which may include reconstruction surgery. They can also use behavioral therapy which may include biofeedback, electric stimulation, dietary modifications, relaxation techniques, and pelvic floor therapy
, training, and exercises. A urogynecologist can also perform yearly well-women exams
When to choose a urogynecologist?
Depending on your insurance, you can consult with a urogynecologist any time you have an issue with your pelvic floor. You may also want to consult with a urogynecologist if you are having pelvic floor issues that are not being treated successfully by your gynecologist or urologist, or if your quality of life is suffering. If you have a diagnosis that requires pelvic floor reconstruction surgery, a urogynecologist is a good option. A urogynecologist is also a good choice for a second opinion
for any pelvic floor concerns.
This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.
11-28-2016 - 03:23 PM
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