Pelvic Floor Disorder Care

Incontinence & Pelvic Floor Disorders

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:

  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

If you or someone you know has weakness of the pelvic muscles or tears in the connective tissue, you may begin to have problems controlling your bladder and bowels. Common symptoms include:

  • 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.

The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross offers minimally invasive, robotic-assisted procedures to treat pelvic floor disorders.

Postnatal Physical Therapy Screenings

The the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross Hospital offers free screenings for women six weeks to one-year post-childbirth.

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.