womens health

Incontinence, Prolapse and Other Pelvic Issues

Treatment for pelvic disorders in Clearlake

​Over the course of her life, one out of every four women will experience some form of pelvic health issue, such as bleeding, urinary incontinence or pelvic pain. This number actually doubles as women age!

Your risk for pelvic issues goes up if you have had more than one child. Both vaginal births and Cesareans can lead to pelvic health issues later in life, such as incontinence and pelvic prolapse. What's more, the onset of menopause itself can cause the pelvic floor — the muscles that support the pelvic organs — to weaken.

The Adventist Health Clear Lake women’s health team provides diagnosis and treatment for incontinence, prolapse and other pelvic disorders. If you are experiencing pelvic pain, our team can examine your symptoms and make an official diagnosis.

Creating your care plan

When the pelvic muscles become weak, your doctor’s goal is to help them relax. We understand this can be an embarrassing topic for people.

Rest assured our team will treat you with respect and provide you with the appropriate discretion. This is a very common problem that comes with aging, and there is nothing to be ashamed of.

Some treatment methods for pelvic disorders include:

  • Muscle relaxant medications to prevent muscles from contracting
  • Yoga and stretches to help relax the pelvic muscles
  • Avoiding pushing or straining when using the bathroom
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery to loosen the pelvic organs for patients with rectal prolapse

The good news is that pelvic disorders are very treatable. Don’t be ashamed to seek the treatment you need. Just a few trips to the doctor’s office can spare you a lot of pain in the future.