Pelvic Organ Prolapse – Pelvic organ prolapse is a medical condition that occurs when the normal support of the vagina is lost, resulting in “sagging” or dropping of the bladder, urethra, cervix and rectum. As the prolapse of the vagina and uterus progresses, women can feel bulging tissue protruding through the opening of the vagina. More info about pelvic organ prolapse. More information about prevention and treatment options.
Bladder Control Problems – If you or someone you know is affected by loss of bladder control, you are not alone. Urinary incontinence affects 30 to 50% of women; although the rates go up with age, incontinence among young women is quite common. This condition affects men and women, although it is nearly twice as common in women. The prevalence of urinary incontinence does increase with age, but it is not considered normal at any age. Doctors should routinely question women over age 65 about bladder problems, including overactive bladder. More info about bladder control problems.
Bowel Control Problems – Bowel control problems affect at least 1 million people in the United States. Loss of normal control of the bowels is known as fecal (or anal) incontinence. This leads to leakage of solid or liquid stool or gas. Many women are not comfortable talking about bowel control problems. A urogynecologist, a physician trained in treating pelvic floor disorders, can offer help if you are experiencing fecal incontinence or chronic constipation. More info about bowel control problems.
Revolutionary Medical Breakthrough for Women
Dr. Kristi Keil discusses InTone, a medical device that treats female urinary incontinence with objective, quantifiable documentation of progress.
Pelvic Prolapse and Vaginal Mesh Recalls
In this video, Dr. Kristi Keil talks about treatment options for pelvic prolapse as well as what women should know about vaginal mesh recalls.
Dr. Keil – FDA Update: Vaginal Prolapse and Mesh (Part 1 – 20:23)
Dr. Keil – FDA Update: Vaginal Prolapse and Mesh (Part 2 – 22:31)