Pelvic Floor Disorder

by The MWHC Blog Team
April 25, 2016

It’s a fact: one in three women older than 45 suffers from a pelvic floor disorder. For those whose conditions go untreated, the symptoms can be embarrassing, adding unpleasant challenges to everyday life. But there’s no need to suffer in silence anymore.

Pelvic floor disorders are conditions that affect a woman’s pelvic organs as a result of childbirth or even aging, which can lead to urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fecal incontinence, defecatory dysfunction, fistulae and other complications. These conditions are fairly common, and can cause a significant burden on those who experience them.

The National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery (NCAPS) at MedStar Washington Hospital Center provides unrivaled expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders. Our team of fellowship-trained urogynecologists, urologists, colon and rectal surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, physical therapists, pain management specialists, psychologists and nurse practitioners is the most experienced in the region. We focus on the latest medical and minimally invasive vaginal, laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgeries to improve the patient experience, reduce pain and allow for a quicker recovery.

Think you may have a pelvic floor disorder? Some common symptoms include:

  • Painful urination
  • Urgent need to urinate
  • Constipation
  • Pressure or weighted feeling in the vagina and/or pelvis

Our specialists can help you get back to living life on your own terms. Call us today to schedule an appointment at


As heard on WTOP Radio:

Cheryl B. Inglesia, MD

Cheryl B. Iglesia, MD
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

For an appointment with a MedStar specialist, call 202-877-3627.


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