Stress urinary incontinence and overactive bladder are common symptoms that affect most women at one point in their lives. The problem often goes undetected as many women are shy to bring up the subject, even though the symptoms are mostly temporary and the root cause (e.g. lower urinary tract infection) can be treated effectively or pass quickly, such as the trauma of pregnancy and childbirth. However, an expert diagnosis is most important, because in some cases (urine loss, pain, sexual dysfunction) the symptoms and the pain may aggravate over time.
The first port of call is your GP, gynaecologist or urologist, who would refer you on to a specialist to trace the root causes of the problem and come up with a personalised course of treatment.
In case of moderate symptoms, a simple drug treatment or intimate gymnastics may restore vaginal health and fitness, doing away with the problems altogether. It is not unlikely though that prolapsing organs of the lesser pelvis (the bladder, uterus or anus) are causing the unpleasant symptoms. In this case, only a thorough examination and surgical intervention based on a specialist diagnosis will treat the problem effectively. With the help of innovative surgical procedures, now it is possible to reconstruct the healthy anatomy of the lesser pelvis with a single operation, and the success rate is above 90 percent.
Our specialists at Dr. Rose Private Hospital give you expert advice on the following conditions:
- pelvic floor reconstruction
- stress incontinence
- incontinence surgery
- TVT and TOT sling procedure
- vaginal sling
- vaginal rejuvenation