Urologic Dysfunction After Menopause (cont.)
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Urologic Dysfunction After Menopause Other Therapy
Electrical stimulation and biofeedback techniques offered by doctors and physical therapists may help strengthen the pelvic muscles in cases of bladder control problems and prolapsed bladder.
Electrical stimulation targets muscles in the vagina and pelvic floor with a probe attached to a device that delivers painless electrical currents that contract the muscles. This can also be performed through the pudendal nerve with a probe placed outside the body.
Biofeedback uses a sensor to monitor muscle activity in the vagina and pelvic floor. Based on information provided through biofeedback, a doctor or physical therapist can recommend exercises to strengthen these muscles.
Urologic Dysfunction After Menopause Follow-up
Urinary tract infection
Completing the entire course of antibiotics prescribed by the doctor is extremely important, even if the woman feels better. A woman may also be asked to return to the doctor for a follow-up urinalysis. If a woman experiences a return of symptoms or new symptoms, she should call her health care professional immediately. These symptoms include fever or pain with urination continuing 2 days after antibiotic treatment; inability to keep medication down or severe side effects of medication; nausea or vomiting related to foods, fluid, or medication; flank pain, shaking chills, or high fever related to kidney involvement; or worsening of any symptoms after 2 days of antibiotic treatment.
Bladder control problems/bladder prolapse
Keep follow-up appointments with the doctor and continue seeking medical care if a first approach does not work.
Urologic Dysfunction After Menopause Prevention
Urinary tract infections
Bladder control problems
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/19/2016
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