Genitourinary disorders are illnesses that occur when the urinary organs and genital organs are not functioning properly. These disorders may be the result of aging, illness, or injury.

Women commonly develop urinary leakage after delivering their children. Symptoms are often unpleasant with leakage, frequent need for pads, hygiene issues, and embarrassment. In the past, treatment of urinary incontinence required significant operations with long recuperation. Hence, many women suffered with their urinary incontinence symptoms rather than seeking a cure. A new procedure, called a mid-urethral sling, now offers great results with urinary leakage corrected in most women with a minor procedure and rapid recovery.  Finally, women no longer need to suffer with unpleasant urinary incontinence symptoms.

Urinary leakage is caused by changing in the bladder’s position due to the stress on the pelvic structures of delivering an infant.  Due to the process of childbirth, the bladder tends to drop down further into the pelvis and as the bladder drops, urinary control worsens. The most common symptoms of urine loss related to poor support is leakage with coughing, sneezing, laughing or any activity that increases pressure within the abdomen.

Women who have urine leakage should definitely be seen by their gynaecologist for evaluation.  A routine gynaecologic evaluation can often help determine whether urine loss is due to poor support. Other Common Genitourinary problems are Pelvic organ prolapse, Pelvic support problems, Urinary tract infections, stress urinary incontinence.

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