What Are Postpartum Pelvic Floor Problems?
Vaginal laxity, alternations in appearance and structure of the vagina, sexual function, urinary leakage and loss of confidence or femininity are the most common problems affecting females after delivery. When polled, 80% of obstetricians reported these were common problems after delivery that are often unaddressed or untreated.
Urinary incontinence associated with a bladder prolapse (cystocele) can be bothersome and embarrassing in certain situations. A rectal prolapse (rectocele) can cause constipation, incomplete bowel movements or an inability to hold gas or stool, and sexual dysfunction.
What Causes Pelvic Floor Issues After Childbirth?
Supportive pelvic muscles and tissues can weaken during pregnancy and are strained during childbirth. Varying levels of perineal injury, such as tears or an episiotomy, are factors that can contribute to the prevalence of pelvic floor issues. Nerve damage that impacts pelvic organ support may also occur.
What Treatments Are There for Postpartum Pelvic Floor Problems?
At the Women’s Center for Pelvic Wellness, we can evaluate these muscles and determine the best treatment for you. In some cases, treatment may require surgery but non-invasive vaginal tightening procedures are also available.
We provide the following procedures to treat postpartum pelvic floor problems:
- TempSure Vitalia
- Noninvasive Vaginal Tightening Procedures
Treatment for Postpartum Pelvic Floor Problems in Southern California
At Women’s Center for Pelvic Wellness, expert urogynecologists, Dr. Alexis May Kimble and Dr. David Kimble can help determine a treatment plan for Postpartum Pelvic Floor Problems. Call the office at (626) 535-0832 or book an appointment using the form below, and get on the road to feeling better today.