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Are you one of the nearly 24% of all US women are affected with one or more pelvic health disorders?

Pelvic health problems are more common than you think. Did you know that pelvic issues affect more than 40% of women between the ages of 60-79 and at least 50% of women 80 and older? But it isn’t just a “mid-life” issue, childbirth and Cesarean sections contribute to pelvic health issues for women in their 20s and 30s – especially women who have given birth to more than one child. Other pelvic health conditions like excessive bleeding and endometriosis affect younger women as well.

As any woman challenged with a pelvic health disorder knows, these issues can easily affect quality of life. What many women may not know is that these issues are treatable. New therapies, medications, and procedures offer hope to women currently handling their pelvic health issues alone.

Fill out the Pelvic Floor Self-Assessment to determine if you should see a specialist.

If you believe that you suffer from one or more of the most common pelvic health issues listed below, call 828-315-3795 to reach our pelvic health nurse navigator for a confidential consultation.

  1. Do you experience urinary leakage with:
    1. Coughing, sneezing or laughing?
    2. Exercise, running or jumping?

  2. Do you experience a sudden urge to go to the bathroom to urinate?
  3. Do you feel a sense of heaviness or feel like the pelvic organs are falling down?
  4. Do you wear liners or pads to protect your clothing from urine leakage?
  5. Has loss of bladder control affected your lifestyle?
  6. Do you have pelvic pain?
  7. Has sex become painful?

The questionnaire above is designed to help you assess your symptoms and decide whether you should see a specialist. These questions are not intended to diagnose incontinence issues--only your doctor can do that. If you answer "yes" to one or more of the questions, you should make an appointment to discuss your symptoms with your doctor.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A DOCTOR,
CALL 828-315-3391 FOR A FREE PHYSICIAN REFERRAL.

An exciting new offering at Frye - the Truclear procedure can offer relief from heavy or abnormal menstrual bleeding. Truclear offers an alternative to hysterectomy.  If you think this may be an option for you or to learn more, contact Frye’s pelvic health navigator, Andrea Wagner at 828-315-3795.

Be sure to talk with your doctor too and discuss not only your symptoms, but also your concerns and expectations, such as the length of your recovery period or a future planned pregnancy.

The Pelvic Health Program at Frye Regional Medical Center specializes in treating women for pelvic conditions and has a wide range of specialists, therapists, and health care professionals to ensure you get back to the life you were meant to live – full of joy, activity, intimacy, and strength.

Call us now to take your first steps in feeling and acting like you again: 828-315-3795.

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Hear Dr. Ryan Richardson and nurse navigator Rebecca Kiell discusss Frye's Pelvic Health Program