If you’re having trouble with urine leakage or other pelvic floor issues, trust us — it’s not just you. At Higher Ground Women's Health in Falmouth, Maine, experienced OB/GYN Lisa Parsons, DO, offers a new way of accessing the services you need — with the care you deserve. Dr. Lisa understands that pelvic floor and incontinence issues can be frustrating and disruptive. She provides solutions that work for you, your needs, and your lifestyle. Learn more about the women’s health services available and schedule your free discovery call by phone or online today.
The pelvic floor encompasses all the muscles that support your pelvic organs, including the bladder, bowel, and uterus. Pelvic floor problems (pelvic floor dysfunction) occur when those muscles are damaged or weakened.
Incontinence is accidental urine leakage. It can happen as a side-effect of pelvic floor dysfunction and for other reasons.
Pelvic floor and incontinence issues can appear in many different ways, including:
Leaking urine when you cough, sneeze, or laugh hard
Frequent need to urinate
The feeling of forcing urine out
Painful or uncomfortable urination
Straining during bowel movement
Chronic discomfort or pain in your pelvis, genitals, or rectum
Many women experience pelvic floor and incontinence issues following childbirth. Pelvic floor and incontinence issues are also common during menopause. While less common, you can experience pelvic floor issues following a traumatic accident.
If you experience symptoms of incontinence, painful intercourse, constipation, or other issues, it’s important to reach out for help as soon as possible. You don’t have to live with these painful and disruptive issues a moment longer.
Incontinence and pelvic floor issues are common, and you’re not alone. There are effective treatments that can help you feel your best again.
Dr. Lisa diagnoses your incontinence or other pelvic floor issues and works with you to determine the most effective way to reclaim your comfort and self-confidence.
Appointments are relaxed at Higher Ground Women’s Health: There are no 15-minute appointments because delving into your whole-person wellness, sexual health, reproductive health, and specific issues around pelvic floor function and incontinence requires an in-depth approach.
Dr. Lisa may recommend pelvic floor exercises, behavior modification, medication, biofeedback training, or other treatment methods. You’ll get the care you need to overcome troubling issues.
Many patients at Higher Ground Women’s Health join the membership program, which allows you to establish an ongoing relationship with Dr. Lisa. The membership program gives you phone and email access, same- and next-day appointments, a 40% discount on office-based procedures, and many other benefits.
To learn more about pelvic floor and incontinence care, call the office or click the online scheduler to set up your discovery call with our office now.