Pelvic floor issues are fairly common, affecting nearly ¼ of all U.S. women. The pelvic floor helps to maintain bladder and bowel control, sexual function, and serves as the “home” for the pelvic organs, including the urinary bladder, rectum and vagina, keeping them in the correct position.
Pelvic pain refers to pain in the lowest part of the torso, in the area below the abdomen and between the hipbones, or pelvis. The pain may be sharp or similar to cramps, and it can be steady or come and go. Pelvic pain specialists specialize in the treatment of conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis, vulvitis, trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis and other vulvar disorders.
Urogynecology blends the specialties of gynecology and urology. A urogynecologist is a subspecialist who diagnoses, manages and treats pelvic health conditions in women, including pelvic organ prolapse (POP), urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, and more.
After decades of pain from endometriosis, Hayley saw the pelvic health specialists at Summa Health… and is now living each day to its fullest, pain free.