Urogynecology Specialist Q & A

Urogynecologists are feminine specific specialists who treat conditions such as incontinence and pelvic prolapses. If you are looking for a Urogynecology Specialist then come to Women’s Healthcare.

Urogynecology Specialist Q and A
Urogynecology Specialist Q and A

If you are suffering from bladder issues or any form of incontinence it may be time to see a Urogynecologist. Urogynecologists are medical specialists that have an expertise outside the training of standard gynecologist or obstetrician. The founder of Women’s Healthcare of Illinois, Dr. Kenneth Finkelstein, is a specialist in Urogynecology and regularly treats women who have been experiencing bladder control issues in addition to routine gynecological care.

What does a Urogynecologist treat?

Urogynecologists are feminine specific doctors who most often treat symptoms related to urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapses, and pelvic floor disorders. Many also have knowledge in reconstructive surgery and other related procedures to help deal with post-partum difficulties in the pelvic region.

Urinary Incontinence is an issue that many women will experience at some point in their lives. With Dr. Finkelstein’s expertise in gynecology, obstetrics and urogynecology, he is exceptionally equipped to tackle any issue you may be having.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse involves pelvic organs like the bladder pushing up against the vaginal wall. This occurs when the organ has shifted from its usual position in the lower belly and frequently occurs as a postpartum symptom due to stretched or weakened muscles from childbirth.

Pelvic Floor Disorders are associated with the muscles of the Pelvic Floorweakening, being over stressed or torn. Pelvic Floor Disorders can frequently be the cause of Pelvic Organ Prolapse but can often be treated in a preventive fashion to avoid a more painful prolapse.

When should I see a Urogynecologist?

Most often you will be referred to a Urogynecologist if you have notable symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse or pelvic floor disorder. Your primary care physician or primary gynecologist may also recommend the expertise of a Urogynecologist if you have incontinence that remains unresponsive to medication or any major issues emptying your bowels or bladder.

What is a Urogynecologist doctor?

A Urogynecologist is a medical doctor who specializes in specific issues related to feminine pelvic care. The discipline differs from Urology as it is specifically related to feminine treatments rather than issues that can affect both sexes. As well, Urologists are not specialized in dealing with Pelvic Floor Disorders, which are an area of focus for Urogynecology. Urogynecologists also possess additional expertise in the fields of Gynecology or Obstetrics. Our own Dr. Kenneth Finkelstein possesses qualifications in all three disciplines allowing for a full scope of care.

Does a gynecologist deal with bladder issues?

Urogynecologists frequently deal with bladder issues, though Urogynecologists usually handles issues that cannot be corrected by medication and often involve pelvic organ prolapse or pelvic floor disorders. Your primary gynecologist or primary care physician can deal with most bladder issues and will often refer you to a Urogynecologist should it fall outside of their capabilities.

Many women suffer from bladder incontinence, undiagnosed pelvic prolapse, pelvic floor disorders or other issues. Please make an appointment with one of our doctors today, so we can help you feel your best. At Women’s Healthcare of Illinois, we are experts in women specific medicine and have a fantastic team of friendly professionals ready and willing to help.

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