Why should I see a Urogynecologist? As the name implies, urogynecologists have expertise in gynecology, urology, and bowel dysfunction in women. Due to the close proximity of the pelvic organs, there is a frequent coexistence of problems in adjacent organs. As such, women with a “dropped” bladder or vagina may also have urinary incontinence or experience trouble with bowel movements.
It is estimated that more than 50% of all women will at some point have problems with bladder control, 10% have problems with prolapse (dropping) of the pelvic organs, and one out of nine women will have surgery to correct these problems.
There are treatments for these conditions that do not require surgery, too.
This Tip Was Written By Megan Schimpf, MD