Home / Gynecology / Uro-Gynaecology

Uro-Gynaecology is a subspecialty within Obstetrics and Gynaecology that focuses on pelvic floor disorders. The pelvic floor is made up of muscles and tissues that support the organs in the pelvis — bladder, uterus, vagina, small bowel and rectum. If the pelvic floor becomes weak, it might result in some of these organs not functioning properly.

Pelvic floor weakness could result in conditions like:

  • Urinary incontinence and urinary problems like painful urination
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse, which can cause vaginal/rectal pain and discomfort

About one in three women (post-childbirth, menopausal/post-menopausal or geriatric cases are the highest) suffer from pelvic floor weakness and the conditions that could result thereof.

Childbirth is the most common cause of pelvic floor disorders in women. Other factors that could result in pelvic floor disorders are:

  • Obesity
  • Repeated heavy lifting
  • Genetic history
  • Previous pelvic surgery

It is always advised to meet a gynaecologist at the earliest if faced with these conditions as it will only get worse over time.

Related Posts

Cancer in Women

Cancer is the name given to a group of diseases that are caused by sudden uncontrolled growth of different types of cells.

Know More

Cervical Health

Anatomically speaking, the cervix is the lower part of the uterus. It acts as the cavity wherein the embryo grows into a fully-grown baby during the term of the pregnancy and is then delivered

Know More


A person is diagnosed as infertile if they have been trying to conceive a baby for over a year (6 months, if above the age of 35 years) with no positive results.

Know More