The first step toward successful treatment for men and women is to understand the root
causes of the symptoms so a treatment program can be developed that is
right for you.
Common pelvic problems include:
• Urinary urgency
• Urinary leakage
• Bowel leakage
• Pelvic Pain
• Vaginal Pain – difficulty with tampon use
• Sexual Dysfunction
• Low Back Pain/Hip Pain
• Tailbone Pain
• Organ Prolapse – heaviness
• Diastasis Recti – abdominal muscle separation
• Abdominal Pain
• Pregnancy Related Pain
• Orthopedic injuries
Medical History and Symptoms
Holland Hospital Pelvic Health specialists including expert physicians from West Michigan Urological Associates will provide a comprehensive diagnosis that begins with the most powerful tool available to modern medicine: taking the time to listen to patients. Our skilled professionals talk with you to understand your medical history and ask questions that can help us understand your symptoms and provide clues to the root cause of your issue.
Once we understand your symptoms and medical history, we perform a routine physical examination to check on the your pelvic health including the health of the tissues that make up the urinary system. In addition to looking for thinning or weakening, a physical examination can check for inflammation or infection.
Sometimes the medical history and physical examination are inconclusive and more advanced testing is required. We use the very latest in urodynamic testing technology to understand how each organ and muscle in the urinary system is working. Urodynamic testing checks the bladder for leakage by measuring how well the bladder and urethra perform their jobs of storing and releasing urine. Results provide your doctor with the information necessary to diagnose the cause and nature of your condition and guide your treatment recommendations.