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What kind of problems do we treat?


Bladder and bowel conditions are unfortunately a problem for many men and women. Problems are often ignored due to embarrassment and lack of awareness of what can be done to help.

We treat the following conditions:

  • Urinary leakage e.g. related to cough, sneeze or exercise or not being able to hold on until you reach the toilet
  • Urinary urgency, frequency (going more than 6-8 times per day) and going often at night time
  • Incomplete bladder emptying
  • Vaginal prolapse (feeling of bulge or heaviness down below)
  • Pelvic pain e.g. vulvodynia, vaginismus and pain with intercourse
  • Constipation
  • Bowel control issues
  • Post-operative management following prostatectomy, neo bladder.
  • Practical management strategies for incontinence.

What we do not treat:

  • Severe vaginal prolapse
  • Problems with blocked catheters
  • Pregnancy related pain


What does assessment involve?

We need to fully understand what your problem is and so a thorough history will be taken, this includes questions about your medical history and any previous treatment you have received.

The first appointment can take up to an hour, so please allow plenty of time to allow the clinician to fully assess your needs.

The pelvic floor muscles are vital in controlling our bladder and bowels; this assessment is offered to most patients. The pelvic floor is assessed vaginally or rectally and this assessment helps us to target treatment better to improve your symptoms.

You are welcome to bring someone with you to the appointment.


What does treatment involve?

Treatment varies between individuals. Our team are dedicated in supporting people to manage their pelvic health problems independently, and we use conservative methods to do this, these include:

  • Targeted bladder training to get your bladder into good habits
  • Bladder diaries
  • Life style advice to improve bladder and bowel control
  • Pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation/exercise
  • Electrical stimulation (if required)
  • Bowel management and dietary advice
  • Practical management solutions

*Some patients require more support and advice on management products, this is on an individual basis and we expect all patients to comply with conservative treatment.
 

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