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At capacity-Incontinence, constipation and pelvic discomfort - Women's Advantage Seminar

When

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Where

UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, First Floor, Auxiliary Confrence Room 1204-1205
1515 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608

Price

Free

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Description

We appologize but this event has reached capacity. 


Do you struggle with incontinence, constipation or pelvic discomfort?  You're not alone. 

Often women experience years of anxiety, embarrassment or suffering because of incontinence, constipation, pelvic discomfort or pelvic organ prolapse.

Women face pelvic floor disorders after pregnancy, hysterectomy or as they age. Learn about physical therapy and medical and surgical treatment options for dealing with these problems that are unique to women. Get back to enjoying your life. A FREE dinner will be provided at this seminar.

The speakers from the Pelvic Floor Program will be Emily E. Weber Lebrun, M.D.; Louis Moy, M.D., and Vicki Lukert, P.T. 

6 p.m. – Dinner 

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. – Presentations

There is FREE parking in the East Visitors Garage across the street or with the valet at the front entrance for this seminar.  Please note the parking lot near the hospital will be closed for construction.  Please click here for more information and detailed maps.

What are Pelvic Floor Disorders?

Women with weakness or tightness of the pelvic muscles, or who have tears in the connective tissue, may begin to have problems controlling their bladder and bowels. They often describe urine leakage (urinary incontinence), bowel gas or stool leakage (anal incontinence), difficulty emptying their bladder or bowel (voiding dysfunction), overactive bladder, or discomfort in the pelvic region. Some women also feel or see tissue coming out of the opening of their vagina. This can be a prolapsing cervix and uterus or the walls of the vagina.

It is possible to experience one or several of these signs and symptoms of pelvic floor disorders. Medical specialists called urogynecologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat these problems. We encourage you to speak with a urogynecologist and learn how he or she can help improve your quality of life by treating your incontinence or prolapse issues.  The urogynecologist can also make an appropriate referral to a pelvic health physical therapist to address these issues.


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