Women face a variety of mundane and complex health issues throughout their life, and Texas Health Fort Worth believes that each issue deserves special care.

Whether you need a routine physical exam or advanced cardiac care, Texas Health Fort Worth has a team of physicians on the medical staff, nurses, caregivers and advanced services dedicated to meeting your needs through every stage of life.

Texas Health Fort Worth offers women a unique blend of some of the most advanced technology available, as well as alternative medicine options. From robotic hysterectomies and advanced treatment for pelvic floor disorders to aromatherapy and massage, our services are designed to support you — mind, body and spirit.

Gynecology services at Texas Health Fort Worth include:

Pelvic Health

For many women - nearly half of all women by age 55 - pelvic floor disorders are an annoying health issue that slows them down and affects their quality of life. Pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary incontinence and pelvic support problems, don't have to be treated as "a normal part of the aging process."

On the contrary, advanced treatments are available for pelvic floor disorders that can restore a woman's quality of life.

The Pelvic Health Program at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is dedicated to creating an individualized treatment plan and offering surgical and non-surgical options for treating all aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction. A specialized care team of physicians on the medical staff, nurses and physical therapists who have special training and years of experience with pelvic floor disorders work together to provide care tailored to your specific needs.

We understand that pelvic floor disorders can be a hassle and even an embarrassment. Our team of professionals is sensitive to your needs and strives to provide care with respect and dignity.

Pelvic Floor Disorders - The pelvic floor refers to the muscles that form a sling across the opening of the pelvis. The muscles and surrounding tissues keep all the pelvic organs in place and help organs function correctly.

Female pelvic floor disorders affect women's pelvic organs, including the vagina, uterus (womb), bladder and rectum. Childbearing may increase the risk of pelvic floor disorders. Examples of pelvic floor disorders include:

  • Urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control), including:
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (pelvic support problems), including:
    • Cystocele
      • Cystocele is a hernia in which the urinary bladder protrudes through the wall of the vagina; sometimes occurs after childbirth.
    • Enterocele
      • Enterocele is the displacement of the small intestine into the upper part of the vagina.
    • Rectocele
      • Rectocele is the displacement of part of the rectum into the vagina canal as a result of weakness in the vaginal wall above it.
    • Uterine prolapse
      • Uterine prolapse is the falling or sliding of the uterus from its normal position in the pelvic cavity into the vaginal canal.
  • Bowel incontinence (loss of bowel control)
    • Bowel incontinence is the loss of bowel control, leading to an involuntary passage of stool. This can range from occasionally leaking a small amount of stool and passing gas, to completely losing control of bowel movements.
  • Defecation dysfunction (problems emptying the bowels)
    • Defecation dysfunction is the difficulty in the elimination process during a bowel movement.
  • Voiding dysfunction (problems urinating)
    • Voiding dysfunction is a deviation from the normal voiding cycle that includes symptoms such as urgency, frequency, hesitancy, dribbling of urine, and overt incontinence.
  • Interstitial cystitis
    • Interstitial cystitis is a long-term (chronic) inflammation of the bladder wall.

Treatment options include:

Get more information on pelvic floor disorders.

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