Conditions affecting women’s pelvic organs and pelvic floor—the muscles and connective tissues that support the pelvic organs—are common. Fortunately, so is relief from those conditions. In nearly all cases, symptoms improve with treatment.
At Boston Urogynecology Associates, an affiliate of Mount Auburn Hospital, you’ll find comprehensive care from leading female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) specialists. Count on our urogynecologists to accurately diagnose your condition and create a personalized treatment plan to improve your symptoms and your quality of life.
Conditions We Treat
Turn to the experts at Boston Urogynecology Associates when you experience pelvic conditions such as:
- Urinary Incontinence – Loss of bladder control
- Bowel Incontinence-Loss of bowel control
- Pelvic organ prolapse – Organs drop from their normal position due to weak pelvic floor muscles
- Overactive bladder – Frequent or urgent need to urinate
- Urinary tract infections (recurrent)
- Voiding dysfunction – Difficulty completely emptying the bladder
- Painful bladder (interstitial cystitis) – Discomfort or pain in bladder and/or frequent, urgent urination
- Fistula – Abnormal connection between two areas, such as between the bladder and the vagina
- Defecatory dysfunction – Difficulty completely emptying the bowels
- Urethral diverticulum – Pockets or pouches on the urethra, the tube that carries urine away from the bladder
- Complications of pelvic surgery, including mesh complications
You're Not Alone
Learn more about pelvic floor disorders and connect with other women who share your symptoms through Voices for PFD, an online patient community powered by the American Urogynecologic Society.
Your First Visit: What To Expect
Your first appointment will last about one hour, and will be similar to a regular gynecologic exam. You’ll discuss your symptoms, review your medical history and be physically examined. You’ll also be asked to provide a urine sample. Count on our understanding staff to help you feel comfortable as you discuss sensitive symptoms.
Please arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment and bring:
- Records of related medical care, such as previous surgeries or testing
- A list of current medications
- A completed copy of our new patient form
Your doctor may recommend tests to help diagnose your condition and determine the best treatment. Tests we offer include:
- Urodynamic study – Shows how well the bladder holds and releases urine
- Cystoscopy – Inspects the bladder and urethra using thin tube with a tiny camera on the end
- Anorectal manometry – Uses a balloon catheter to evaluate the muscles and reflexes involved in regulating bowel movements
- Imaging tests, such as X-rays and ultrasounds – Allow doctors to see inside your body
- Hysteroscopy – Examines the inside of the uterus using thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end
- Voiding Diary - This provides us with valuable information about how your bladder is functioning in a typical day.
Our experienced staff will ease your anxiety and help you feel as comfortable as possible before and during your procedure.
Personalized Treatment Plan
Once you have a diagnosis, partner with your urogynecologist to create an individualized treatment plan. Rely on your doctor to explain all your options, listen to your preferences and tailor treatment to your needs.
You’ll have access to the full spectrum of treatments at Boston Urogynecology Associates. Learn more about your options for nonsurgical treatment and surgical treatment.
Clinical Research Studies
If you qualify for a clinical research trial, you may benefit from new treatments not yet widely available. Ask about current studies.
For more information, talk with your doctor or call 617-354-5452 to speak with our research coordinator, Kathy Rogers.