Pelvic Health & Incontinence

Connect to pelvic health services that focus on women.

If you suffer from pelvic health issues like urinary incontinence, you’re not alone. These issues affect millions of women. Unfortunately many women deal with bothersome symptoms for years before seeking treatment due to embarrassment and lack of awareness about the treatment available. At The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s, there are treatment options and resources to help you get your quality of life back.

Our team provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for women who suffer from disorders associated with the female pelvic floor. These conditions can cause a variety of symptoms, including urinary urgency, urinary frequency, loss of urine, painful urination, difficulty passing urine or stool, pelvic pressure, protrusion of a mass through the vagina (prolapse) and involuntary loss of stool.

Incontinence can occur as a result of pregnancy or childbirth, injury to the pelvic region or spinal cord, neurologic disease, infection or degenerative changes associated with aging.

To ensure the highest quality of care, we bring together the very best specialists, many who are women themselves. They understand your unique needs, will conduct a thorough evaluation and have access to the latest diagnostic tests to pinpoint your problem – all in a caring, supportive environment.

Diagnosis & Treatment

The center offers comprehensive treatment options, ranging from nonsurgical treatments, such as medication, pelvic muscle rehabilitation and intravaginal devices, to a wide spectrum of surgical procedures to obtain the best results.

Options include:

  • Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation for urinary incontinence
  • Physical Therapy to strengthen the muscles surrounding the pelvic floor
  • Medication
  • Urethral injections, an office-based procedure effective for some types of incontinence
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation Surgery for urge urinary incontinence, urinary urgency/frequency syndrome and fecal incontinence unresponsive to conservative treatments
  • Botox injections for some types of urinary incontinence
  • FloGraft injections
  • Bladder Irrigations for interstitial cystitis
  • Reconstructive pelvic surgery to repair the pelvis
  • Minimally invasive surgery to lift the pelvic floor including advanced laparoscopic procedures not widely available elsewhere

Our providers tailor treatment to the individualized needs of the patient and work to come up with an overall treatment plan that works best for each person.​

Asking the Questions - Signs You May Have a Problem

  1. During the last three months, have you leaked urine, even a small amount?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  2. During the last three months, did you leak urine (Check all that apply)
    1. When you were performing some physical activity such as coughing, sneezing, lifting or exercise?
    2. When you had the urge or the feeling that you needed to empty your bladder, but you could not get to the toilet fast enough?
    3. Without physical activity and without a sense of urgency?
  3. During the last three months, how often did you leak urine during these activities? (Check only one)
    1. Most often while performing some physical activity such as coughing, sneezing, lifting or exercizes
    2. Most often when you had the urge or the feeling that you needed to empty your bladder, but you could not get to the toilet fast enough?
    3. Most often without physical activity and without a sense of urgency?
    4. About equally as often with physical activity as with a sense of urgency

Next steps
If you answered yes to the first question, checked more than one response for the second, and at least one response for the third, you may benefit from seeing a physician. Know that you don’t need to live with these bothersome symptoms.

The pelvic health team at The Hospital of Central Connecticut can help.

Our team will work with you to complete a thorough assessment and a personalized treatment plan will be developed.

Contact our Providers

Our team of experts includes urologists who treat both men and women, urogynecologists who treat women, physical therapists, and nurse practitioners. To find a provider who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, call 1-855-HHC-HERE (1.855.442.4373).

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Pelvic health services are coming soon to Plainville!


A team of expert Hartford HealthCare physicians specializing in pelvic health is opening an office in Plainville, April, 2016, and that’s good news for women in the area who may be suffering needlessly from urinary incontinence or pelvic floor disorders.

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