The failure to properly rest and synchronize your pelvic floor muscles is a dysfunction. Some symptoms include constipation, difficulty passing feces, urine or stool leaks, and a constant urge to urinate. Biofeedback, pelvic floor manual therapy, and medications are initial therapies used to treat these dysfunctions.
Treatments for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction at Capital Women’s Care Rockville
Typically, a medical professional will commence by inquiring about your symptoms and carefully documenting your medical background. Your doctor might also conduct a physical examination to assess your ability to regulate your pelvic floor muscles. Your healthcare professional will examine these muscles with their palms to look for spasms, knots, or stiffness. Additionally, they might need to perform a pelvic or intrarectal check on you. Once you’re diagnosed, treatment can begin. Non-surgical treatment options include:
- Pelvic floor training: A physical therapist will work with the patient to help strengthen and train the pelvic floor muscles. Over time, this therapy can rehabilitate, strengthen, and correct the muscles affected by pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Bladder control injections: We provide botulinum toxin injections to help the bladder rest, increase its ability to store pee, and lessen instances of urinary incontinence. The injections enhance urinary control, and artificial bulking material may be inserted into the urethra to assist the urethra in “sealing.”
- Stimulating the nerves: To help control urinary flow, electrical nerve stimulators deliver gentle electrical bursts to neurons in the lower back.
- Vaginal pessary: To offer support in the region of prolapse, a pessary is a removable instrument introduced into the vagina (birth canal). A pessary is typically used when a prolapsed woman wishes to forego surgery or has health issues that make it too dangerous.
- Medications: Various medications are designed to aid in treating pelvic floor dysfunction.
Our surgeons conduct surgical operations with the least invasive techniques whenever feasible. (pelvic reconstruction surgery). Laparoscopic, robotic, and pelvic surgery are all included in this. However, there are numerous benefits when it comes to a non-surgical approach.
Patients who choose non-surgical approaches experience faster recovery times, less pain, smaller abdominal incisions, shorter hospital stays, lower risk of infection, and often return to normal activities earlier. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any surgical options, though. Surgical options for pelvic floor dysfunction include bladder slings, Sacral Colpopexy, Sacrospinous Ligament Suspensions, and Uterosacral Suspensions. As expected of surgery, there is a recovery time to keep in mind. Most surgeries require at least 24 hours in the hospital after surgery. However, each surgical option has its benefits. Surgery can offer relief faster than physical therapy or other non-surgical options. Your feelings could worsen if you engage in any activity that makes your pelvic floor muscles tense or painful. For instance, repeated jumps or heavy exercise can make your pelvic floor tense and exacerbate symptoms.
Capital Women’s Care Rockville can offer relief.
If you’ve experienced symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction, the first step to recovery is a diagnosis. That’s where Capital Women’s Care Rockville comes in. We can diagnose and treat pelvic floor dysfunction. Whether you’ve been diagnosed or not, call us at (301) 762-5501 to speak with Dr. Judith Gurdian today!