SHHH! It’s what every woman is NOT Talking about.
- Real hair color
- $$$ spent shopping
- Current dress size
- LEAKY BLADDER—INCONTINENCE!
It’s the best kept secret between 13 million women across the country. And although common, many find it embarrassing especially when they cough, sneeze or exercise. Others find it uncomfortable or painful.
Pelvic floor disorders are problems that affect a woman’s pelvic organs -- the uterus (or womb), vagina, bladder, rectum and the muscles that surround and support them.
The two most common problems are:
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Women with weakness of the pelvic muscles or tears in the connective tissue may begin to have problems controlling their bladder and bowels. They often describe:
- urine leakage (urinary incontinence)
- bowel gas or stool leakage (anal incontinence)
- difficulty emptying their bladder (voiding dysfunction)
- overactive bladder
- or having a bowel movement (constipation).
Some women also feel or see tissue coming out of the opening of their vagina. This can be a prolapsing cervix and uterus or the walls of the vagina. It is possible to experience one or several of these signs and symptoms of pelvic floor disorders.
So why put up with a leaky bladder when help is available right here in Will County? In fact, Silver Cross Hospital has several doctors specializing in diagnosing and treating urinary incontinence, prolapse, and other pelvic floor disorders. There’s no need to suffer in silence any longer.
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Join Dr. Sandra Culbertson, urogynecologist, for a free lecture about Urinary Incontinence: It’s Not “Normal” at Any Age! on June 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, New Lenox. Participants will learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence prolapse of the vagina, bladder and/or uterus and other disorders of the pelvic floor. For more information or to register, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org.
Find a Physician and take a Free Incontinence Risk Assessment
Need a doctor or take a screening to want to determine your risk for urinary incontinence, prolapse, and other pelvic floor disorders? Click here for a free referral to a pelvic medicine specialist at Silver Cross Hospital OR take a FREE INCONTINENCE RISK ASSESSMENT today.