Urogynaecology

Urogynaecology at Stourside Hospital

What is Urogynaecology?

Urogynaecology is a subspecialty of gynaecology that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence and female pelvic floor disorders.

It includes the assessment, investigation, and treatment of women with urinary and faecal incontinence, female pelvic floor disorders, uterine prolapse, recurrent urinary tract infections, and bladder pain.

The main pelvic health conditions you would seek urogynaecology services include:

  • Urinary incontinence – urine leakage when you cough, laugh or sneeze.
  • Overactive bladder – urine leakage as well as frequent, intense urges to urinate.
  • Bowel control disorders – includes constipation, bowel leakage or faecal incontinence.
  • Pelvic organ prolapse – is when pelvic organs (bladder, vagina, and uterus) drop due to a loss of support.

A urogynaecologist is a specialist who has completed training extra training in both gynaecology and urology. As they have training in both specialties, they are particularly skilled to help women with conditions that affect their pelvic floor and continence.

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