Urogynecology Specialist

The Center for Women's Health

Obstetrics & Gynecology, Board Certified OBGYNs & Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Newport News, VA & Hampton, VA

Pregnancy, childbirth, and hormonal changes can affect the strength of your pelvic floor muscles, which are a group of muscles that support your pelvic organs and uterus. Changes in the strength of these muscles may affect your bladder and bowel control. If you’re struggling with incontinence, The Center for Women's Health in Newport News and Hampton, Virginia, can help. They specialize in urogynecology, which is an area of gynecology that treats pelvic floor disorders. To schedule a urogynecology evaluation, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Urogynecology Q & A

What is urogynecology?

Urogynecology is a specialized area of gynecology focused on diagnosing and treating pelvic floor disorders. 

Your pelvic floor muscles span the lower portion of your pelvic region. In addition to supporting your bowels, bladder, and uterus, these muscles also help control bowel and bladder function. 

Changes in the strength of your pelvic floor muscles may lead to a pelvic floor disorder, such as:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

The Center for Women's Health includes board-certified OB/GYNs who received additional training and experience so they can evaluate and treat conditions that affect the female pelvic organs, as well as the muscles that support them. 

Who benefits from urogynecology?

Pelvic floor disorders affect about 33% of women. You may benefit from a urogynecology evaluation at The Center for Women's Health if you’re suffering from:

Bladder problems

Bladder problems include an increase in urination during the day or at night, urine loss (incontinence), or a strong, urgent need to urinate. 

Bowel problems

Leaking of liquid or solid stool from your rectum may be signs of fecal incontinence that develop due to weakening of your pelvic floor muscles. 

Pelvic organ prolapse

With pelvic organ prolapse, your pelvic muscles aren’t strong enough to hold up your pelvic organs, so they prolapse (fall) into your vagina. 

What can I expect during a urogynecology evaluation?

When you come in for a urogynecology evaluation at The Center for Women's Health, you can expect a comprehensive and compassionate exam. 

The experienced team understands how difficult it may be for you to seek help for your incontinence or prolapse. They work hard at making you feel comfortable by spending the time needed to really listen to your concerns and needs. 

During your urogynecology evaluation, your provider reviews your symptoms, gynecological and medical history, and performs a physical and pelvic exam. Diagnostic testing may be needed to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

The Center for Women's Health is a full-service OB/GYN practice that offers in-office ultrasounds and lab tests for your convenience. 

What are urogynecology treatments?

Urogynecology treatments include therapies and procedures aimed at improving the strength of your pelvic floor muscles and alleviating your symptoms. Treatments may include:

  • Lifestyle modification
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Medications
  • Organ supportive devices
  • Surgical intervention

The urogynecology treatment best suited for you depends on the type of pelvic floor disorder and the severity of your symptoms.

With urogynecology at The Center for Women's Health, you can get the care you need to improve your incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.