Vaginal Relaxation & Urinary Incontinence Treatments in Miami

An estimated 30 million women in the United States are believed to be suffering from the conditions of vaginal relaxation and urinary incontinence. These women typically find that they have problems with urine control in certain kinds of situations, or they may notice that their bowel habits have changed. Both of these problems are often connected to a common set of problems occurring due to events like aging, childbirth, or a combination of both factors. Taken together, these conditions are known as pelvic relaxation.

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Many women are unnecessarily dealing with problems that involve pelvic relaxation. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of this urinary incontinence, contact our Miami team to schedule a consultation. By receiving a correct diagnosis, we can recommend the most appropriate treatment for you so that you can relieve the burden that you are experiencing due to pelvic relaxation.

The goal of a consultation is acquainting you with the different types of pelvic relaxation, including their causes, symptoms and the appropriate treatments for them.

Pelvic Organs

The pelvic organs include the:

* Vagina
* Uterus
* Bladder
* Rectum

All of these organs are anchored with three forms of support:

* Muscles
* Tissue sheets known as fascia
* Ligaments

If any of these supports give way or become damaged for any reason, problems may develop with the pelvic organs. They may begin sagging or even begin protruding out of the vagina. These types of problems are known as pelvic support defects.

When a woman gives birth to a child, their baby will be passing through their birth canal. The stretching of this area involves the fascia, muscles and ligaments, which can become separated, damaged and weakened. This problem can become gradually worse, eventually leading to the pelvic organs dropping from their usual positions.

Some women who have not even given birth to a child may experience the weakening of tissue and muscles. This may be caused by:

* Genetic weakness of supporting tissues
* Extreme strain placed upon tissues due to a chronic cough
* Abdominal pressure increases
* Obesity
Pelvic relaxation symptoms will vary, based upon the affected organs. You may experience a feeling of fullness or heaviness. You may be losing varying amounts of urine when taking part in basic physical functions like walking, laughing, coughing or running. In rare cases, a woman may have a mass protruding from the opening of the vagina.

Depending upon the exact organs involved, defects in pelvic support can be more specifically defined as:

* Cystocele
* Urethrocele
* Enterocele
* Uterine prolapse

A cystocele develops due to a falling or descending bladder that is now out of position. The most frequently experienced cystocele symptom is having difficulty completely voiding the bladder. Bladder infections may also accompany this condition. If large cystoceles develop, it can lead to the overfilling of the bladder and leakage of small amounts of urine. It is most common to experience this type of leakage when engaging in physical activities like walking or vigorous coughing.

Urethroceles and cystoceles usually occur together. Both conditions cause problems like involuntary urine loss, often due to increased abdominal pressure because of physical activities like coughing, sneezing, jumping, walking, or other types of sudden movements.

A rectocele occurs when there is a portion of the rectum that bulges in or out of the vagina. The condition normally develops due to injuries that occurred during childbirth. Bowel movements may become more problematic due to a bulging or weakened rectum.

The enterocele is a type that occurs due to the small intestine bulging into the vagina’s back wall.

Uterine prolapse develops due to the displacement or falling of the uterus from its usual position. This leads to a full or heavy feeling.

Vaginal Relaxation FAQ

Vaginal Relaxation FAQ

Vaginal rejuvenation is any type of nonsurgical or surgical treatment or procedure used for revitalizing the appearance and feel of the vagina. Treatment goals are for improving vaginal conditions, improving labia and vulvar appearance, and tightening the vagina. Most treatments require minimal downtime and are normally painless.

Can I have my condition treated nonsurgically?

If you are affected by any of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for a nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure:

* Vaginal discomfort and dryness
* Vaginal itching and burning
* Chronic bladder infections
* Vaginal laxity

How much would my treatment cost?

There is no way to say for sure, as each woman presents an individual situation. To determine the cost of your vaginal relaxation treatment, contact our Miami office to schedule a convenient consultation.

Vaginal Relaxation Treatments in Miami

Many women choose to undergo a procedure called laser vaginal rejuvenation. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, lasting one to two hours. The procedure is a modified type of surgical procedure that is normally performed to treat pelvic prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

Laser techniques are known for being a more general type of treatment that involves less damage to tissues. The result is less bleeding and a more rapid healing and recovery for the patient.

The laser vaginal rejuvenation technique works for the enhancement of the strength, tone, and control of vaginal muscles. It also helps to reduce the vaginal opening size and strengthen and shore up the perineal body.  This technique was developed for the restoration of normal vaginal tone for anyone lacking an ideal vaginal architectural integrity.

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Are you bothered by the conditions of vaginal relaxation and urinary incontinence? Techniques are available in our Miami office to help you improve your quality of life and enhance your anatomy. Reach out to our office today to schedule your initial consultation!


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