What is a Urogynecologist?
A urogynecologist is a physician with specialized training in conditions
that affect the female pelvic floor. Urogynecologists are obstetricians/gynecologists
or urologists who have completed a two or three-year fellowship program
that provides in-depth training in both non-surgical and surgical management
of non-cancerous conditions that affect the female pelvic organs. This
includes evaluation of the muscles, connective tissues and structures
that are necessary for normal bladder, vaginal and bowel function. Some
of the common conditions that urogynecologists treat include: urinary
leakage (incontinence), pelvic organ prolapse (dropping of the uterus,
bladder or rectum – also known as cystocele or rectocele), overactive
bladder, recurrent urinary tract infections, vaginal atrophy (thinning
of the vaginal skin which is common after menopause), accidental bowel
leakage, urinary retention and maternal complications of child birth.
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