About United Urogynecology & Female Pelvic Health
United Urogynecology & Female Pelvic Health is a division of United Medical Doctors, proudly serving the communities of Temecula and Encinitas in Southern California. Specializing in female pelvic health, including general gynecology, United Urogynecology & Female Pelvic Health strives to ensure each patient receives unparalleled specialty care.
We are dedicated to providing unparalleled comprehensive, medical and surgical care to patients suffering from female pelvic health conditions, diseases and disorders.
Our practice strives to demonstrate compassion while maintaining high reliability as we aim to fulfill a superior patient-centered experience. We thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your healthcare team.
- Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
- Bladder Pain
- Bladder Emptying Difficulties
- Menopausal Symptoms
- Overactive Bladder and Fecal Incontinence
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Pelvic Pain
- Urinary Incontinence
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Vaginal and Vulva Disorders
About Urinary Incontinence
This is the involuntary loss of urine with physical activities such as coughing, laughing, sneezing and exercising. This occurs due to the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles that support the urethra. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including:
• Hormone changes
Urgency urinary incontinence is the unintended loss of urine due to an involuntary bladder contraction. Patients often describe urge urinary incontinence as needing to go even if they just went. It’s often associated with an overactive bladder.
This is a combination of the two types of incontinence: stress urinary incontinence and urgency urinary incontinence.
Who Suffers From Urinary Incontinence?
- 1 in 2 adult women have urinary incontinence.
- On average, women wait 6.5 years after having symptoms to see a doctor.
- Less than 50% of women with bladder leakage discuss their symptoms with their doctor.
Do You Have Urinary Incontinence?
- Unexpected leakage
- Difficulty holding your urine
- Sudden urge to urinate
- Urinating more than 8 times a day
Many women have secret strategies for managing these symptoms, like wearing liners or pads, going before leaving the house, always finding a public restroom, limiting fluids throughout the day and crossing their legs. If you’re thinking, “Hey, I use some of those same strategies,” then it may be time to explore your options for relief.
Treatments & Procedures Offered
Pelvic floor physical therapy is considered a conversative option for stress urinary incontinence.
For stress urinary incontinence, a conservative option includes wearing a pessary. The pessary is a device that is placed into the vagina to support the uterus or bladder and rectum. In order to lessen urine leakage, a hard ring presses against the vaginal and urethral walls.
Urethral bulking is an outpatient procedure to treat stress urinary incontinence. This procedures involves injecting a gelatinous substance into the urethra to help it close better to reduce leakage.
Another treatment option for stress urinary incontinence includes the placement of a midurethral sling. A midurethral sling is a material that is placed under the urethra like a hammock to restore its support.
Axonics Therapy is an effective solution for treating symptoms of overactive bladder (including urinary urgency incontinence), bowel (fecal) incontinence and urinary retention that provides gentle stimulation to the nerves that control the bladder and bowel, which can restore normal control and result in symptom improvement.
A treatment option for urgency urinary incontinence includes a Botulinum toxin (Botox) injection into the bladder.
Minimally invasive techniques are utilized in the event surgery is needed.
Outpatient Surgical Centers
Outpatient procedures and surgeries are conducted in our outpatient surgical centers, United Surgery Centers, in Temecula and Encinitas, as well as at area hospitals in both Riverside and San Diego Counties. Featured here is United Surgery Center – Temecula, our largest state-of-the-art out-patient surgery center.
Cutting-Edge Treatments & Techniques
We are proud to offer cutting-edge and innovative therapies and treatments for a variety of female pelvic health conditions and diseases.