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Conditions We Treat - Urinary and Pelvic Organ Prolapse Cincinnati Ohio

Bowel Incontinence

Inability to control gas or stool through the rectum can be due to a variety of causes such as constipation, diarrhea, and damage to nerves or the anal sphincter muscle. Damage to pelvic nerves or the sphincter muscle can occur with delivery or with disease processes. Learn more about Bowel Incontinence

Functional Incontinence

Functional incontinence is seen more commonly in individuals with an altered sense of bladder fullness, a decreased capacity to understand the bladder is full, or have physical limitations making it difficult to get to the bathroom. Learn more about Functional Incontinence

Overflow Incontinence

Overflow incontinence occurs when the bladder doesn’t empty and overfills. It empties some on its own to prevent over distention. Think of it as the bladder is so full the urine “sloshes” out. The urine loss can occur without rhyme or reason. Learn more about Overflow Incontinence

Stress Incontinence

Stress incontinence is very familiar to most women. It is involuntary urine loss with activity that is caused by an increase in abdominal pressure, such as with coughing, sneezing or running. This is due to the inability of the urethra (the tube through which urine exits the body) to maintain a higher pressure than the bladder during these periods of exertion. Learn more about Stress Incontinence

Urge Incontinence

Urge incontinence is due to an overactive bladder in which the bladder muscle contracts without your permission and you urinate involuntarily. This type of incontinence is often associated with urinary frequency.
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Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis (a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder) may have characteristics of several types of incontinence.  Symptoms most often include urinary frequency and bladder pain but can vary widely among patients. The source of the problem in IC is a deficiency in the protective coating on the bladder.
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Fistulas

Nonstop leakage of urine, stool or gas is the hallmark of a fistula and needs to be evaluated. A fistula is an abnormal opening between two organs or an organ and the outside. The most common types are between the bladder and vagina (vesico-vaginal) and rectum and the vagina (recto-vaginal). Learn more about Fistulas

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Conditions such as urinary or fecal incontinence, voiding dysfunction, prenatal, postpartum, or postoperative pelvic pain, painful intercourse, constipation, and urinary retention can be treated with physical therapy.  Lower back and core muscle problems often occur along with or as a result of these conditions.
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Prolapse

Prolapse refers to the condition in which the pelvic organs fall down due to a loss of support. The most common cause is damage to the connective tissue (fascia) due to childbirth. Support of the female pelvic floor can be modeled after a trampoline. The boney pelvis is the metal frame, the muscles are the springs, and the connective tissue (fascia) is the fabric. The trampoline can sag to the ground because the springs are stretched out, the fabric is stretched or torn, or a combination of the two.
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