EMMC Seminar to Focus on Pelvic Floor Disorder Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

09/30/2014

(Bangor, Maine) – More than one-third of women in the U.S. are living with pelvic floor disorder, a sometimes painful and embarrassing condition that can cause pelvic pressure, lower back pain, chronic urinary tract infections, urinary or stool leakage, and difficult bowel movements. EMMC’s next free community seminar, scheduled for Monday, October 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor, will focus on pelvic floor causes, diagnosis, and treatment, both surgical and nonsurgical.

“We want women to know that they aren’t alone” says Lindsey Kerr, MD, an EMMC urology and pelvic floor medicine physician. “Pelvic floor issues are quite common, and we treat people with them every day. Most of our patients get back to their normal routines quickly, and with an improved quality of life.”

The pelvic floor consists of muscles that form a hammock, or sling, which help to keep pelvic organs in place. Risk factors for pelvic floor disorder include childbirth, pelvic surgery, obesity, and repeated heavy lifting.

Presenters will include Dr. Kerr; Jean Larson, MD; and Sophia Villanueva, MD. The seminar will begin with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a presentation and question and answer session. Registration is required by visiting pelvicfloor.emmc.org or by calling 947-0469.