Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles that supports your organs, including your bladder, uterus, urethra and rectum. These muscles hold your organs in place so they can function properly.
Certain factors can decrease the strength of your pelvic floor and cause pelvic floor dysfunction. You might notice symptoms such as incontinence or overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain or changes in sexual function.
Even though pelvic floor dysfunction is common among women, many people accept the condition as a normal part of life and don’t seek treatment. But many of these conditions are treatable — and not always with surgery — treatment often includes pelvic floor therapy you can learn and do on your own.
If you’re experiencing pelvic floor issues, your first step is to schedule an appointment with a women’s health specialist to determine the best treatment plan. Our program offers comprehensive treatment, including surgical and non-surgical approaches tailored directly to you — to help you keep your independence, confidence, comfort and control, so you can keep living the life you love.
A weak or tight pelvic floor can cause:
Pelvic prolapse is when one of your pelvic organs drops out of place. Pelvic organs include your uterus, bladder, small bowel, vagina or rectum.
There are 4 different kinds of pelvic prolapse:
Symptoms of pelvic prolapse include feeling that you haven’t fully emptied your bladder, pressure in your pelvic organs, repeat bladder infections, constipation, uncontrollable gas, leaking stool or feeling like you can’t get all the stool out.
11 quick questions walk you through the symptoms to help you decide.
Our specialists emphasize a non-surgical approach to treating pelvic floor dysfunction whenever possible, focusing on providing you with tools to help yourself.
Physical and occupational therapists who specialize in how muscles interact with the organs and tissues in your pelvis perform pelvic floor therapy to help maintain bladder, bowel and sexual function.
We’ll develop a personalized care plan based on your needs. Your plan may include:
For conditions that therapy alone can’t treat, such as severe pelvic organ prolapse, you may need surgery.
Aurora urogynecologists specialize in minimally invasive reconstructive pelvic floor surgery that offers:
Aurora Health Care offers a number of board-certified urogynecology specialists who treat the full range of pelvic floor disorders at our comprehensive centers throughout eastern Wisconsin. In addition to these locations, we offer pelvic floor therapy by referral at more than a dozen other centers. Call the location nearest you to set up an appointment today.
Aurora Medical Center-Grafton Medical Office Building
975 Port Washington Rd
Grafton, WI 53024
Aurora Medical Center Summit-Medical Office Building
36500 Aurora Dr
Summit, WI 53066
Contact one of our specialty clinics or find a women’s health expert near you.