We can help with the following Urogynecology problems:
- Urinary Incontinence
Our approach to your continence or over active bladder problem is a scientific approach including advanced urodynamic testing not offered by most primary physicians. Once we’ve diagnosed your continence problem, we provide the most appropriate treatment the first time. This allows you to avoid recurrence. As leaders in urogynecology we offer a multidimensional holistic/medical approach that includes minimally invasive surgery, bowel and bladder retraining, muscle exercises, diet counseling, biofeedback, medications and more.
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Over time the effects of childbirth, injury or other health issues can cause your muscles to weaken. When this occurs the support for your bladder, rectum, vagina and uterus may begin to “slip. “ This is known as prolapse (cystocele, rectocele, enterocele, uterine prolapse). You can experience incontinence, vaginal protrusion, sensation of pressure or fullness or feelings of something “falling out.” We can reconstruct your pelvic floor and restore the support you need. These are highly specialized techniques that most physicians do not perform and often are the best option for certain kinds of pelvic support disorders.
- Interstitial Cystitis
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic inflammation of the bladder wall with the following symptoms:
For many IC patients getting a proper diagnosis is difficult, primarily because the process of ruling out other possible disorders with similar symptoms is complicated. If you experience these symptoms you should know that the vast majority of IC patients can be helped.
- Frequent urination
- The urge to urinate immediately, sometimes accompanied by pain, pressure or spasms
- Pain in lower abdomen, bladder, urethra or vagina
- Pain associated with sexual intercourse
- Chronic/recurrent cystitis
Most urinary tract infections (UTI or cystitis) occur in the lower urinary tract, which includes the bladder and urethra. Cystitis is caused when the normally sterile urinary tract is infected by bacteria and becomes inflamed.
Symptoms often include:
Call the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for an appointment with T. Flemming Mattox, MD (803) 545-5700). We can help.
- Pressure in the lower pelvis
- Painful urination (dysuria)
- Frequent need to urinate (frequency)
- Urgent need to urinate (urgency)
- Need to urinate at night
- Abnormal urine color—cloudy
- Blood in the urine (hematuria)
- Foul or strong urine odor