It is a common issue that is rarely discussed. Yet, one in three women has a pelvic floor disorder, such as chronic constipation, urinary or bowel incontinence or sexual dysfunction. There are many contributing factors to PFDs, such as genetics, race, injury or childbirth, but many women lack the general knowledge about their conditions and are unsure of when to seek a professional for help.
Meadow Good, DO, FACOG, a UF Health urogynecologist and chief of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, is focused on helping women understand their options to improve their quality of life. Good is board-certified in two specialties: obstetrics and gynecology, and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
“If your symptoms are bothering you, seek treatment and get educated about your options,” Good said. “These issues are not a normal part of aging.”
Good built a specialized team of professionals who are dedicated to compassionately treating women with PFDs. The team includes Ruchira Singh, MD; Monica Major-Harris, ARNP, a women’s health nurse practitioner; Eliza Rivera, PT, DPT, WCS, a board-certified pelvic floor doctor in physical therapy; and two urogynecology nurse care coordinators.