In our continuous effort to stay at the forefront of the health care needs of our community, we’re thrilled to announce that our own Dr. Hale Stephenson (Greenville OB/GYN) was recently board certified in Urogynecology, a growing sub-specialty of gynecology for the treatment of pelvic floor disorders, such as stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Pelvic floor dysfunction occurs when the pelvic floor is weakened, over-stressed or stretched due to damage caused by pregnancy, obesity, surgery, disease or high-impact activities. Symptoms of pelvic floor disorders include urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic or vaginal pain, or difficulty going to the bathroom.
There are a variety of treatment options available, depending on the severity of the issues. They include the following:
If these problems persist after non-surgical treatments have been exhausted, surgery may be recommended.
Visit the Greenville OB/GYN web site for information about their urogynecology specialization or to make an appointment.