I’m every woman, it’s all in me
A line from the popular Whitney Houston hit song summarizes the passion we have for women’s health at the Female Continence and Pelvic Surgery Center (FeCAPSC).
At FeCAPSC, we have one primary objective: to ensure that you live your years in freedom and to their fullest.
The problem of female incontinence and female Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is as old as humanity itself. Sadly, however, it remains hugely under reported. Just the fact that one is of the female gender is in itself a risk factor.
Therefore, the problem of female incontinence and prolapse is not unusual. If you are experiencing symptoms attributable to them, you’re not alone.
Realistically, by age 50, 50% of women would have experienced some of these symptoms at least once; by age 70, it could be as high as 70%.
Despite the above staggering statistics, about 80% of women experiencing these problems with all of their attendant discomforts hide the problem and instead resort to limiting themselves and, consequently, diminishing their quality of life.
This is partly due to societal myths, as well as lack of awareness that urinary incontinence and prolapse can be treated quite effectively.
Both conditions, intimately related to a woman’s sexuality and femininity, can be interrelated and most times go hand in hand.
The progressive loss of vaginal support that usually starts with the first pregnancy, culminating with menopausal estrogen deprivation is most times, the underlying cause.
The sub-specialty of Urogynecology, recently renamed “Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery,” was born to help address this growing need. Female life expectancy in the leading free world averages 89 years and, as such, in any woman’s lifetime, the probability of experiencing any of these Urogynecological problems is close to 80% (8 OUT OF 10 WOMEN).
In Urogynecology, we evaluate all the structures and the systems of the female pelvis, including organs, nerves, ligaments, muscles and blood vessels.
Having a well-credentialed and experienced Urogynecologist take care of the very core of your femininity is not just paramount to your health, but is an act of self-love.