Three out of ten women suffer from pelvic floor disorders. These problems include loosing control of bladder (urinary incontinence) and bowel function (anal Incontinence) and loss of vaginal support that results in a bulge from the vagina (pelvic organ prolapse). Living with these problems can hurt one’s quality of life, not only by compromising bladder and bowel function, but also by limiting sexual enjoyment, and social engagement.
Pelvic floor disorders are not only common, they often cause embarrassment and social isolation. Because women often avoid talking openly about their pelvic floor concerns, these disorders are commonly referred to as a “hidden epidemic”. It is common for women to suffer from several pelvic floor problems at the same time, which is why we use a team approach and screen for multiple disorders. This allows us to offer patient centred care with a variety of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options.