Pelvic Health

CHI Memorial Pelvic Floor and Urological Health offers comprehensive pelvic health care for women of all ages. Our highly trained specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions including overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain syndrome.  

Pelvic floor disorders are common – so common that that nearly 25% of women in the U.S. are affected with one or more conditions that can drastically impact quality of life. The specialists at CHI Memorial Pelvic Floor and Urological Health work to understand your unique situation and develop a customized approach to address your symptoms.  

Urge incontinence is a very sudden feeling of urinary urgency followed by urinary leakage that can’t be stopped. Stress incontinence is leakage of urine with an increase in abdominal pressure, such as with laughing, coughing, sneezing, or lifting. Pelvic organ prolapse can result in feelings of vaginal fullness, pressure, or a sensation that something is falling out of the vagina. Overactive bladder represents a series of symptoms which include urinary frequency, severe urinary urgency, a frequent need to urinate at night, and even urge urinary incontinence. Any of these issues would be a reason to talk to your doctor about available treatment options. 

In addition to a thorough history and physical exam, additional evaluation may be required to understand your condition. This may include urinalysis, a bladder diary, cystoscopy (an in-office procedure to looks inside the bladder), and/or a urodynamics study (a bladder pressure study). Treatment plans are all evidence-based and may include dietary or lifestyle changes, pelvic floor physical therapy, medication, minimally invasive surgery, or a combination of the above based on your individual needs and preferences. 

To schedule an appointment, call (423) 541-1125 or (706) 841-7415

Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor 

The inability to control bladder and/or bowel function is not an inevitable part of the aging process. Pelvic floor physical therapy uses non-invasive treatment to provide effective results for the management of incontinence, pelvic prolapse, pelvic pain and other pelvic conditions. Click here to learn more information about CHI Memorial Pelvic Health Care.