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Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery — Conditions We Treat

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by specialists in this area. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • If the pelvic floor becomes weakened or damaged — for example, during childbirth — the vaginal wall can collapse, allowing the bladder to bulge into the vagina. This is called cystocele, or prolapsed bladder.
  • If the pelvic floor becomes weakened or damaged — for example, during childbirth — the small intestine, or small bowel, can start bulging into the vagina, causing pain and discomfort. This is called enterocele.
  • Fecal incontinence, also called bowel incontinence or anal incontinence, is the inability to control bowel movements.
  • Fistulas are abnormal connections that form between an organ, vessel or intestine and another part of the body. While they sometimes close on their own, they often require treatment.
  • The need or urge to urinate more frequently than normal can be caused by a variety of health conditions, including urinary incontinence, overactive bladder (sometimes referred to as urge incontinence) and pregnancy.
  • Interstitial cystitis (IC), often called painful bladder syndrome, occurs when the bladder is inflamed.
  • Pelvic organ prolapse happens when organs can become dislodged and bulge out of the vagina or the anus. This happens when the pelvic floor — muscles and other tissues that support the bladder, uterus and other organs — becomes weakened or damaged.
  • Rectal Prolapse

    Rectal prolapse occurs when the rectum — the end of the large intestine — drops out of the anus.
  • Rectocele occurs when the front wall of your rectum (the end of your large intestine) bulges into the back wall of your vagina.
  • Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control.