Dr. Eilber shares if women who deliver large babies are more likely to experience pelvic floor disorders and explains if young women also suffer from urinary incontinence.
Absolutely. Although it’s much less common, there are many young women who also suffer typically from stress incontinence. For some reason women who are very extreme athletes often have stress incontinence. For those patients I strongly recommend they do injections and not surgery, especially if they are planning on having children in the future.
If a young woman has neurologic issues such as multiple sclerosis or other conditions, they tend to have overactive bladder-type issues which are typically treated with medications.
Absolutely. A woman who has had either more deliveries or larger children have a higher risk of having pelvic floor disorders, and on the converse, a woman who has had purely elective C-section has a minimal to no risk of vaginal prolapse.
About Dr. Karyn Eilber, M.D.:
Dr. Karyn Eilber, M.D., is one of the few board certified female urologists in the Los Angeles area that is fellowship trained in the treatment of incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and female pelvic reconstruction. Dr. Eilber received her medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and completed a urology residency and fellowship also at UCLA.
Following fellowship training, Dr. Eilber joined the Department of Urology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she gained extensive experience in pelvic reconstruction following cancer treatment and treating male incontinence after prostatectomy. Since returning to California, her practice is focused on vaginal reconstruction and the treatment of both men and women for incontinence and voiding dysfunction.