Vaginal prolapse is when the organs inside of the pelvis, such as the uterus, urethra and bladder, protrude toward or through the opening of the vagina. Even though more than 14 million women in the U.S. experience some degree of prolapse, the exact cause is unknown.
Urinary incontinence is any involuntary leakage of urine, whether it’s a large amount or just a few drops. While the likelihood of experiencing urinary incontinence increases with age, it is not considered normal by any means and can interfere with work, socializing, exercise and sexual functioning.
Urinary retention is an inability to empty the bladder completely. The two main types of urinary retention are acute urinary retention and chronic urinary retention. Acute urinary retention is a sudden inability to empty the bladder. This is associated with severe discomfort and is a medical emergency. Chronic urinary retention is an inability to empty the bladder completely that develops over time.
Overactive bladder is when the bladder muscle contracts unpredictably, causing frequent urination or the sudden, strong urge to urinate with or without leakage of urine. This medical condition affects more than 13 million men and women in the United States.
Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis
Painful bladder syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis (PBS/IC) is a chronic condition that consists of urinary urgency, frequency, nocturia and/or bladder pain, which tends to increase as the bladder fills. The intensity of these symptoms tend to range from mild to debilitating.