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Urogynecology & Pelvic Muscle Disorders

There are many different urogynecology treatments for pelvic organ prolapse, urogynecology disorders and incontinence.

Pelvic floor muscles, which are located at the base of your pelvic region, play an important role in bladder and bowel functions. Problems can occur with pelvic floor muscles due to a number of reasons. Pregnancy, childbirth, pelvic floor anatomyrepeated strain on the pelvic region (for example, from heavy lifting or straining during bowel movements due to constipation), excessive weight, and age all can be factors in weakened or damaged pelvic floor muscles.

Problems with pelvic muscles then can lead to urinary problems, bowel problems, and pelvic prolapse. Pelvic floor muscles can also be affected by interstitial cystitis and vulvadynia. 


For more information on Pelvic Floor Disorders, Pelvic Prolapse and Treatment:

Cleveland Clinic’s Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Incontinence Treatment Guide (Cleveland Clinic website)
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (
Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (

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