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The Rhode Island Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFDs) at Women & Infants Hospital has been created to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and therapy for women with pelvic floor disorders. The Center provides a comprehensive service that includes both clinical care and organizational oversight. Providers from urogynecology, women's gastrointestinal disorders, colorectal surgery, urology, pelvic floor physical therapy, and diagnostic imaging work collaboratively to provide multidisciplinary care for women with these conditions.


Services and Areas of Expertise:
  • Urinary incontinence.
  • Fecal/anal incontinence.
  • Pelvic organ prolapse.
  • Sensory and emptying abnormalities of the lower urinary tract and bowel.
  • Painful bladder symptoms.
  • Musculoskeletal dysfunction of the pelvic muscles/ligaments.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation and diarrheal states.
In addition to pelvic floor disorders, gastrointestinal disorders are very common in women and exacerbate PFDs. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a multi-factorial gastrointestinal condition, and constipation, one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints, are often concurrent with PFDs.