Patients suffering from weak pelvic floor muscles that may contribute to urinary or fecal incontinence may benefit greatly from pelvic electrical stimulation therapy. This non-invasive, non-surgical treatment option helps to activate the muscles and the nerves of the pelvic floor. This treatment can be used to prevent bladder muscle contractions that occur in urge urinary incontinence or to reduce pain in the pelvic area.
This treatment is activated through electrical stimulation from adhesive pads placed near the pelvic floor or through a tampon-like device inserted into the vagina. The electrical stimulation guides patients to contract the correct muscle to strengthen it and improve their urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and other pelvic floor dysfunctions.
Many patients who are looking for pelvic floor therapies may appreciate the ease of electrical stimulation. Patients with conditions such as the ones below may benefit greatly from electrical stimulation:
- Urinary frequency and incontinence
- Pelvic pain
- Inability to fully empty the bladder
- Loose vaginal muscle tone
- Lessened vaginal sensations
- Pelvic organ prolapse
Patients can undergo electrical stimulation at the doctor’s office, but many are sent home with units to use regularly in the privacy of their own home to strengthen the vaginal muscles. This type of pelvic floor therapy takes time to provide results, but can benefit patients tremendously when it comes to handling their pelvic health conditions and managing the effects.
During an initial consultation and examination with Dr. Gandhi, women can get a proper diagnosis of their condition and seek effective, affordable treatments that best fit their lifestyle and their budgets.
Call Dr. Gandhi of Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology today to learn more about pelvic floor prolapse and incontinence treatments, and get on the road to improving your overall quality of life for good!