What conditions are treated at the women’s institute for sexual health?
Urology Associates P.C. is a urology clinic dedicated to going above and beyond to meet the needs of our patients. In addition to providing urologic care for conditions such as kidney stones, our urology team provides care for women’s sexual health at The Women’s Institute for Sexual Health (WISH). At WISH, our urologists can diagnose and treat a wide array of medical conditions.
Also called painful bladder syndrome, this chronic condition involves bladder pain and pressure, which can cause mild to severe discomfort. Normally, the bladder sends impulses along the pelvic nerves to tell the brain when it’s time to void the bladder. A woman with interstitial cystitis has “confused” signals, which cause her to feel the need to urinate more often, though the amounts may be inconsequential.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
A woman’s pelvic organs are normally supported by muscles and ligaments. When these supporting structures become weak, these organs can prolapse, or become displaced. Pelvic organ prolapse can occur after childbirth, menopause, or a hysterectomy. Often, urologists recommend surgical procedures to correct this problem.
Urinary incontinence is a condition that affects many women. This condition is broadly defined as the unintentional loss of urine. There are different types of incontinence, such as stress incontinence. This occurs when urine leaks out unintentionally when the individual coughs, sneezes or engages in other activities that place stress on the bladder. In many cases, lifestyle modifications can help. Treatment for incontinence may also include bladder training, double voiding, and scheduled toileting, along with pelvic floor muscle exercises. If these treatments are ineffective, a urologist may recommend medications, medical devices such as a pessary, or surgery.
These are just a few of the conditions our urologists can treat at The Women’s Institute for Sexual Health at Urology Associates, P.C. To better support women’s sexual health in Nashville, our team members strive toward providing extensive patient education and sensitive, specialized care. You can call 888-656-0667 to reach a friendly staff member or explore our website to learn more about us.