Urogynecology

Conditions we Treat

Urogynecology is a subspecialty of gynecology and urology that specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions. We evaluate and treat female urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse (bulging of the bladder, uterus, or rectum into the vagina), overactive bladder, and fecal incontinence. Our experts at Cincinnati Urogynecology Associates are dedicated to improving lives by treating these issues that impact may your quality of life.

We provide compassionate care, state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and a variety of treatment options, including physical therapy and other non-surgical treatments, as well as traditional surgery and minimally invasive robotic surgery, for urinary incontinence and pelvic disorders. We take time to talk with patients about treatment options and then develop a comprehensive treatment plan. These conditions and treatments include:

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a sign that you have a medical condition that may need treatment. Treatment options depend on the type of incontinence you are experiencing.

Pelvic Support Problems/Prolapse

If you experience problems with pelvic organ support, you are not alone. This can be described as a sensation of bulging or pressure in the vagina, or the feeling of "falling down" in the vagina.

Overactive Bladder (OAB)

Overactive bladder can present as daytime frequency, getting up during the night to urinate or as a sudden, overwhelming urge to urinate that may lead to leaking urine on the way to the bathroom.

Bladder Pain/Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome

Painful bladder is a syndrome of recurring discomfort in the bladder, urethra or the surrounding pelvic region. Symptoms include: urgent or frequent need to urinate; pelvic pressure or pain.

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Many women suffer from frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs), while some have three or more UTIs a year. Some conditions or activities can cause greater risk for recurrent UTIs, including sexual activity and changes in the urinary tract, which may prohibit complete bladder emptying.

Hematuria (Blood in Urine)

Blood in urine, known medically as hematuria, isn't always a matter for concern. For instance, strenuous exercise can cause blood in urine. So can a number of common drugs, including aspirin. Urinary bleeding can also indicate a serious disorder so it always needs to be evaluated.

Bladder Emptying Disorders

Sometimes your bladder may not empty completely. This can lead to symptoms of fullness or discomfort, leakage of urine due to an overly full bladder, and recurrent urinary tract infections.