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Pelvic treatment and pelvic disorder care is available.

One in three women suffer from pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence, dropped pelvic organs, or urinary urgency. Less than 50 percent actually seek medical treatment. 

The typical symptoms of a pelvic floor disorder are:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Leakage of urine
  • Feeling a bulge and/or pressure of the uterus, bladder, vagina or rectum
  • Frequent urination or sense of urgency to empty your bladder

The importance of understanding and maintaining a healthy pelvic floor can be easily overlooked. Surgery, childbirth, scarring, pelvic fractures or other trauma can result in a number of health problems if not properly treated.

Summa's pelvic disorder physicians have helped hundreds of women each year overcome a number of pelvic floor disorders, including:

  • Urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Bladder urgency and frequency
  • Painful bladder syndrome
  • Pelvic pain
  • Bowel disorders
  • Pregnacy-related pain
  • Constipation
  • Coccyx pain

What can I do about pelvic problems?

Pelvic treatment options vary based on the condition and your medical history. Both surgical and non-surgical approaches are available to overcome pelvic floor disorders.

If our pelvic disorder specialists determine that non-surgical treatments or pelvic floor rehabilitation is appropriate for your pelvic condition, the options might include:

  • Biofeedback
  • Relaxation training
  • Customized exercise program
  • Bladder and bowel retraining
  • Soft tissue and joint mobilization
  • Treatment for pelvic organ prolapse
  • Sacroiliac treatment and bracing

Additionally, incontinence rehabilitation is available at several convenient locations throughout the Akron area.

If a surgical approach is determined as the best treatment, pelvic surgery options include:

  • Sling procedures
  • Coaptite injections
  • Minimally invasive vaginal or laparoscopic procedures/reconstructions

With minimally invasive surgery, patients can expect:

  • Less pain
  • Less scarring
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recovery