Pelvic health refers to the healthy functioning of the organs and musculoskeletal system of the pelvis, including:
- Bladder and urethra
- Uterus and vagina
- Rectum and anus
- Pelvic bones and joints
- Pelvic floor muscles and nerves
- Pelvic ligaments and connective tissue
Pelvic health disorders are quite common and may cause a variety of symptoms. Some of the symptoms are:
- Urinary and fecal incontinence
- Prolapse or descent of pelvic organs
- Chronic constipation
- Fistulae (abnormal connections of the genitourinary system)
- Chronic pelvic pain and discomfort
- Other pelvic floor disorders
When the organs and structures related to pelvic health begin to break down and malfunction, the effects on daily living can be profound.
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.