A urogynecologist is a gynecologist or urologist who has received extra training in the specialized care of women with pelvic floor disorders. The pelvic floor is a term used to describe the muscles, ligaments, connective tissues and nerves that act like a hammock to support the organs of the pelvis—including the bladder, rectum, uterus and vagina. The pelvic floor prevents these organs from falling down or out,
and also plays an important role in making the organs function properly. It is responsible for closing the urethra and anal canal to maintain continence and signaling and controlling the bladder, rectum and colon when you need to go to the bathroom.
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