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Urological gynecology

Help for incontinence and bladder issues

Pelvic disorders such as prolapse and urinary incontinence can be inconvenient and embarrassing problems that may alter your lifestyle. They are common after childbirth and sometimes worsen with age. It is often not necessary to live with these conditions. Many therapies, both surgical and non-surgical, are available to treat these problems.

Treatments

The method of treatment depends on diagnostic results. Despite the high success rates, only one out of every 12 people affected seeks help for urinary incontinence. The three major categories of treatment are behavioral, pharmacological and surgical.

St. Anthony's Medical Center offers treatment for the following urinary and pelvic floor disorders:

  • urge incontinence or overactive bladder
  • stress incontinence
  • vaginal prolapse
  • nocturia (nighttime voiding)
  • vaginal birth related injuries
  • fistulas

Did you know

  • Incontinence  affects 1 out of every 3 women.
  • Incontinence is more prevalent in women than high blood pressure, depression or diabetes.
  • Urinary incontinence costs $16.3 billion every year in absorbent products, related medical conditions, cleaning expenses, lost wages, and diagnosis and treatment.
  • Incontinence causes an increased risk of falls, skin problems, social isolation and sexual inhibitions.
  • Most people empty their bladders four to eight times in 24 hours and only once at night.

Appointments

Whether you are referred by your physician or are inquiring on your own, our staff will work to make your appointment as convenient at possible.

In your private consultation, you will discuss your pelvic disorder/incontinence issues with a board-certified specialist in urogynecology. Testing and diagnosis and, in many cases, treatment is completed here with state-of-the-art equipment available on site.

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For information, please call our Health Access Line at 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) or 800-554-9550 or visit find a physician online.

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