Pelvic floor disorders refers to functional problems with the pelvic organs including the bladder, rectum and vagina. For example, pelvic floor disorders impacting the bladder can result in leakage of urine (urinary incontinence) or difficulty emptying. Similarly, women may suffer from the leakage of stool (stool incontinence). Another common problem is pelvic organ prolapse, where damage to the support of the pelvic organs allows them to slip into and out of the vagina. Pelvic organ prolapse can cause bulging, discomfort and can negatively impact bladder, bowel, and sexual function.
The UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has a nationally recognized centre of excellence in pelvic floor disorders. In addition to providing excellent care in all pelvic floor problems, we are also improving the quality of life of women suffering from pelvic floor disorders by conducting research aimed developing new prevention and treatment strategies and by training the next generation of specialists to provide exemplary care to patients.
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