It may not be in your nature to kiss and tell, and you might like to keep the more intimate details of your life under wraps. We understand – it’s a private matter that most people don’t like to discuss, especially with a doctor. However, there are some important things you should be sharing with your urogynecologist if you’re having trouble with your pelvic health.
If things between the sheets have been a bit uncomfortable, then it may be a sign that something is not quite right with your pelvic organs or tissues. Or, if incontinence is putting a damper on your romance, then it’s time to do something about this common, treatable condition.
The Impact of Pelvic Floor Disorders in the Bedroom
Is it possible to assess which conditions have the most potential for disrupting your sex life? According to one study, there are certain conditions that seem to have a correlation on how likely you are to have an active sex life.
Research showed that women with stress urinary incontinence alone were more likely to have an active sex life than those with both stress and urge symptoms. Women suffering from mixed incontinence were the least sexually active – only 48%. Those who had been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse or overactive bladder disease were 55% and 56% sexually active, respectively.
It’s interesting to note that 73% of women without a pelvic floor disorder reported being sexually active – meaning that a pelvic floor disorder puts a damper on intimacy for up to 25% of women. This is a large percentage of impact for a condition that is both common and treatable.
Does it have to be this way? The answer is NO. There may be a variety of reasons behind a lack of action in the bedroom, but your pelvic health doesn’t have to be one of them.
Let Your Urogynecologist In on Your Secret
If you’re avoiding sex with your partner out of fear, pain, or embarrassment, you need to talk with your urogynecologist about what you’re experiencing. It could be that these symptoms – such as the feeling of a vaginal bulge – is an indication of a pelvic organ prolapse. When a pelvic organ prolapse occurs, a weakness in the vaginal wall allows one of the pelvic organs to protrude into the vaginal canal – which causes a feeling of fullness, and this feeling can discourage intercourse.
You might not want to share something so personal, but details regarding what you’re experiencing during intimacy can provide valuable insights into what condition you may be dealing with. At Zipper Urogynecology, we take the time to really listen to our patients’ concerns, challenges, and obstacles to living a full and happy life. Sometimes these details are more personal in nature, and you can rest assured that we take every step possible to make the conversation as discreet and comfortable as possible.
It’s only by means of this full disclosure that we can gain a thorough and completely accurate view of what you as the patient are experiencing. With this knowledge, we can then work together to develop a treatment plan that will have you back in the bedroom in no time.
Reclaim Your Sex Life
If pelvic health problems are putting the brakes on your sex life, then it’s time to see a specialist. Embarrassment because of incontinence doesn’t have to be a part of your personal life. So take time to make an appointment with Zipper Urogynecology today. Call 321-674-2114
You owe it to yourself to live your life without the difficulties that pelvic health problems can cause. Thousands of women confront these same challenges every year, and find treatment solutions that enable them to get back to living life as they want to. The same can be true for you!
At Zipper Urogynecology, we have successfully treated women dealing with incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, chronic pelvic pain, vaginal atrophy and other conditions that deal with female-specific pelvic problems. Give us a call to set up a private consultation at 321-674-2114. If you’d rather not disclose the specific nature of your problem over the phone, simply ask to make a ‘pelvic health appointment.’ We’ll get you on the calendar for an appointment, with no questions asked. Don’t hesitate – call us today!