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Pelvic Floor Resources for Womenimage of 3 women

Urinary incontinence (leaking urine) and vaginal prolapse are very common conditions for women. These conditions are not life-threatening, but they may affect your quality of life. If symptoms are interfering with your work or personal life, you may want to consider treatment.

Use the resources below to learn more about incontinence and prolapse, and what options are available to you. Tell your doctor or nurse practitioner about your problem, and ask them about treatment options, or referral to the Pelvic Floor Pathway for more information.

 

About Incontinence and Vaginal Prolapse

Information for Women about Incontinence and Vaginal Prolapse (28-page PDF)
An overview of symptoms and treatment options, including helpful decision charts. (Order Printed Copies.) Find information sheets from sections of the booklet below.

Information for Women (28 minute video)
A nurse practitioner in the Pelvic Floor Pathway outlines the causes of incontinence and prolapse, as well as options for treatment.

Urinary Incontinence
What Is Urinary Incontinence? (2-page info sheet - PDF)
multimedia presentation Overactive Bladder (20-minute multi-media presentation)

Vaginal Prolapse
What Is Vaginal Prolapse? (2-page info sheet - PDF)
multimedia presentation Pelvic Organ Prolapse (16-minute multimedia presentation)
multimedia presentation Animated Images of Prolapse (uses Flash)

Treatment Options
Self-Management (4-page PDF)
Physical Therapy (1-page info sheet - PDF)
Physical Therapists Offering Pelvic Floor Therapy (3-page info sheet - PDF)
Or visit www.saskphysio.org/find-a-physiotherapist and search for “pelvic floor dysfunction” under Conditions Treated.

multimedia presentation Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (15-minute presentation)
Medications for Urge Incontinence (2-page info sheet - PDF)
Pessary for Vaginal Prolapse or Stress Incontinence  (2-page PDF)
Surgery for Stress Incontinence (2-page info sheet - PDF)
Surgery for Vaginal Prolapse
(1-page info sheet - PDF)

Decision-making
Do I Want to Seek Treatment? (1-page info sheet – PDF)
Treatment Comparison Charts (4-page PDF)
What Type of Treatment? (3-page PDF)

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Contact a Pelvic Floor Pathway Clinic

Regina Pelvic Floor Clinic
Surgical Assessment Centre
102- 1621 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4P 2S5

Phone: 306-766-0401
Saskatoon Pelvic Floor Clinic
Women's Health Centre
Saskatoon City Hospital
701 Queen Street
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0M7
Phone: 306-655-7901

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