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As a woman, you are often relied upon to make health care decisions for your family members. Aspirus Women’s Health can connect you to the information and resources you need to guide those decisions.
As part of the Aspirus Network, we serve women in central Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and collaborate with Women’s Health providers in your area.
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Bladder & Pelvic Health
If you have any issues with bladder or bowel leakage, or pelvic pain, pressure or other pelvic concerns, our Nurse Navigator can help arrange appointments with the appropriate specialists. Call her today at 715.847.0477 or toll-free at 888.236.2483.
Urinary incontinence (unintentional loss of urine) affects 13 million Americans – 11 million of them are women. Today, there are more treatments for incontinence than ever before, yet only one-third of women who are incontinent seek treatment.
Factors that increase the chance of incontinence include age, obesity, chronic constipation, smoking, pregnancy, and vaginal delivery. It often becomes more troublesome after menopause. The most frequent form of urinary incontinence is stress incontinence – leaking caused by increased abdominal pressure when a woman coughs, sneezes, laughs, or does activities like dancing, jumping, or riding a horse.
Pelvic health is not only an important component of a woman’s health during her reproductive years, but throughout her lifetime. Midlife and beyond is precisely the time in life when a woman is at higher risk for cancers of the reproductive system and other gynecological problems such as uterine prolapse, fibroids, and endometriosis.
Symptoms of pelvic problems can include pelvic pressure, discomfort or pain, lower back pain, or involuntary loss of urine or bowel contents. Effective diagnosis and treatment begins with a conversation. At Aspirus Women’s Health, we understand the difficulty of discussing these sometimes embarrassing symptoms.