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Nonsurgical Urogynecologic Treatments

Count on your doctor at Boston Urogynecology Associates to help you understand all your treatment options—including nonsurgical options. Many conditions, even urinary incontinence and prolapse, can be treated with highly effective conservative measures.

Effective Conservative Treatments

Depending your specific condition, your treatment plan may include:

  • Pelvic floor physical therapy – Uses gentle exercises, such as Kegel exercises [PDF], or hands-on techniques to help the muscles and connective tissues that support your pelvic organs work better
  • Pessary – Flexible, removable device that supports prolapsed pelvic organs
  • Dietary management – Recommend avoiding or eating more of certain types of foods to relieve symptoms
  • Bladder retraining – Uses behavior modification to help you increase the time between your trips to the restroom
  • Tibial nerve stimulation therapy (Urgent® PC Neuromodulation System) – Improves bladder control by sending gentle electrical impulses from a nerve near your ankle to your pelvis; a full treatment includes weekly 30-minute treatment sessions for 12 weeks
  • Urethral bulking – Uses an injection to narrow the urethra and reduce leakage due to stress incontinence
  • Trigger point injections – Relieve pain using an injection of a local anesthetic
  • BOTOX® injections – Relax muscles to relieve pelvic pain or pain with intercourse, or reduce urinary urge incontinence
  • Bladder instillations – Place medications directly into the bladder to treat bladder pain

 

Make an Appointment

Call 617-354-5452 to make an appointment with a specialist at Boston Urogynecology Associates.

Related Locations

Mount Auburn Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital