Problems with urinary and bowel control can be embarrassing and affect your daily life. In addition to causing discomfort or even significant pain, these disorders can cause you to feel socially isolated, experience sexual inhibition and negatively impact other aspects of your life.
Pelvic floor disorders occur when the muscles or tissues in your pelvic area get injured or weakened. This can cause conditions such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Nearly one in three adults experience some form of pelvic floor disorder symptoms. Fortunately, our specialists can help treat your problems and get you back to the activities you enjoy. Experts at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s Digestive Health Institute use diagnostic tests, like anorectal manometry, to pinpoint the cause of your incontinence and create an individualized plan of care. In addition to recommending lifestyle changes, we offer medical and surgical treatments for pelvic floor disorders, ranging from defecography programs to InterStim® anal electrical stimulation therapy and more.
Read about how colon and rectal surgeon Joaquin Estrada, MD, helped a woman with fecal incontinence get her condition under control so she could get back to doing the things she loved.
To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joaquin Estrada, call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622). You can also request an appointment online.