Who is a Urogynecologist?
A urogynecologist is a surgeon who specializes in urology and gynecology or in taking care of women’s disorders on the pelvic area.
A woman’s internal organs which is composed of the bladder, uterus, vagina, and many others is supported by the pelvic floor.
Pelvic surgery, chronic diseases, childbirth, excessive strain and strenuous activity are among the causes of pelvic floor disorders. Other than those mentioned, smoking cigarettes, genetics, and repetitive heavy lifting can also be considered as causes of this disorder.
Damages on the pelvic floor are often caused by these:
Incontinence: when one lacks control over urination and over defecation or bowel movement.
Prolapse: this is the slipping of an organ part of the body such as the uterus, rectum, or vagina.’
Emptying Disorders: having a hard time urinating or moving bowels.
Pain: muscle pain in the lower portion of the body such as the pelvis, urethra or bladder.
Overactive Bladder: having to go to the comfort room a lot of times.
Fistulas: a surgical hole made in between a vagina and a urethra, a vagina and a rectum, and a vagina and a bladder
What makes a urogynecologist needed?
Urogynecologists are physicians who have earned a degree in medical school and are doing residency in the department of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. They are physicians who receive training after studying to acquire a certificate in Female Pelvic Medicine and a certificate in Reconstructive Surgery1. The training includes being able to provide professional help on evaluating, diagnosing and treating conditions which affects the muscle and connective tissues of a female reproductive organ. Latest research about these conditions should provide these doctors with more knowledge to aid them in treating females.
When Would Be the Best Time to See a Urogynecologist?
Even if your ob-gyn or urologists will be able to assist you in situation like this, it is still best to see a urogynecologist who offers additional knowledge. You should seek out the help of a urogynecologist immediately if you have problems such as prolapse, emptying disorders, overactive bladder and the like, or when another doctor recommends you to see one. Immediately ask for help from a urogynecologist if you will have problems pertaining to the pelvic area, the fistulas, the bladder and the rectum, and even if you have problems urinating or moving bowel.
How Can A Urogynecologist Help You?
Therapies of different kinds are being offered by urogynecologists as options to take in relieving back pains and pelvic floor disorders. You need to choose one who can suit your style and at the same time help you best.
Through his interventions and assistance, the urogynecologist might be able to help you live a better life. Your general health is very important which is why urogynecologists will ask you to proceed with a non-surgical or surgical treatment to improve your body’s situation.