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Our Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery Program provides complete diagnostic evaluation for problems related to the vagina, uterus, bladder, urethra and rectum. The most advanced technologies and a variety of treatments ranging from physical therapy and diet to surgery assure comprehensive and integrated care for these pelvic disorders.
One of the most common problems facing women is pelvic floor dysfunction, which affects approximately 50 percent of all women - the majority of whom do not seek professional help. Pelvic floor dysfunction may cause urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, vaginal pain or discomfort and abdominal discomfort. Many women experience significant changes in daily activities and even self-identify because of these conditions.
Abnormal function results from a variety of medical disorders as well as normal changes associated with childbirth and aging. Since proper diagnosis is critical to successful correction of the problem, University of Maryland urogynecologists use computerized urodynamic testing and cystoscopy in addition to targeted physical examinations to more precisely pinpoint the cause of the disorder.
In a caring and understanding manner, our physicians and nurse practitioner evaluate and treat these pelvic floor disorders:
The University of Maryland is one of nine academic medical centers which comprise the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network (UITN), sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The UITN was established in July 2000 to study urinary incontinence in women. We are actively involved in research with the NIH to identify treatments for incontinence and offer the latest techniques to those who participate.