Pelvic health disorders can develop in any number of ways. In females, the predominant risk factors are:
- Prior hysterectomy
- Prior vaginal surgery
- Childbirth (particularly complicated childbirth)
In males, risk factors include problems that often occur at the same time, such as enlarged prostate and/or prior prostate surgery.
In all patients, the following can also play a role in developing pelvic health disorders:
- Lung disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic constipation
- Evacuation Problems
Structural defects can also lead to problems with the bladder, bowel and genital tract.
In the most complex cases, a history of neurological injury or a history of major pelvic cancer surgery and history of radiation can lead to significant genitourinary and pelvic dysfunction.
For more information or to make a confidential appointment with one of our physicians, please call the Integrated Pelvic Health Program at 312-926-4747.