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.
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:
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 is a hernia in which the urinary bladder
protrudes through the wall of the vagina; sometimes
occurs after childbirth.
- Enterocele is the displacement of the small intestine
into the upper part of the vagina.
- 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 is the falling or sliding of the
uterus from its normal position in the pelvic cavity into
the vaginal canal.
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
- Interstitial cystitis is a long-term (chronic)
inflammation of the bladder wall.
Treatment options include:
- Pelvic floor therapy
- Clinical evaluation
- Manual therapy
- Visceral mobilization
- Myofascial release
- Pelvic muscle assessment
- Therapeutic exercise
- Home program development
information on pelvic floor disorders.
To find a gynecologist to meet your
needs, please call our physician referral
service at 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).