Colorectal and Pelvic Health Conditions & Info

University of Colorado Urogynecology specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. As one of the largest urogynecology and reconstructive surgery practices in Colorado, our comprehensive knowledge base ranges from non-surgical methods of treating pelvic floor disorders to advanced robotic surgery to restore our patients’ quality of life.

In addition to working with our doctors and staff, we encourage you to explore the medical information resources found on this website. Browse our pelvic health conditions library below for information about urogynecology conditions, as well as causes, symptoms and treatment options.

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Crohn’s Disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic bowel condition that inflames the GI tract. Learn how our expert physicians treat & manage symptoms of this incurable disease.

Fecal Incontinence

Fecal or Bowel incontinence is a loss of control over bowel movements, occuring more often in women. Learn about symptoms, causes and how Urogynecologists treat it.


A fistula is a tube-like connection or hole that forms between two organs. Fistulas are preventable and treatable. In women, a fistula can occur as a result of prolonged childbirth, connecting the bladder and vagina, or the rectum and vagina.

How and Why to Do Kegels

Kegels are pelvic floor exercises that can prevent, improve and cure conditions like urinary incontinence. Learn Kegel basics for better pelvic health.

Incontinence After Childbirth

Postpartum incontinence is the involuntary urination that new moms experience after giving birth. It is caused by the increased weight of the uterus weakening the pelvic floor muscles and hormones produced in pregnancy that make tissues and joints more elastic for giving birth. Treatment options range from dietary changes and bladder training to injections and surgery.

Menopause & Prolapse

Changes in a woman’s pelvic floor function during menopause can lead to pelvic organ prolapse, in which one or more organs drops out of place.

Menopause & Urinary Symptoms

Changes in a woman’s urinary function often accompany menopause due to hormones, causing symptoms like frequent urination. See postmenopausal treatments.

Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a group of urinary symptoms that produces the feeling that one has to go to the bathroom urgently (“gotta go”) and often.

Pelvic Disorders & Sexual Dysfunction

Women with pelvic disorders may experience aspects of sexual dysfunction. Treatments exist for patients with pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence.

Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFD)

Pelvic floor disorders (PFD) are a broad range of conditions affecting a woman’s pelvic organs including prolapse, incontinence and pain disorders.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is caused by several factors of organs falling, affecting older women who experience discomfort and other symptoms as a result.

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence, known as overactive bladder, is often caused by pregnancy, can also include stress incontinence. See symptoms, causes and treatments.

Urination Problems

Urination problems can include urinary incontinence, caused by UTIs, prolapsed bladders, pregnancy and menopause. Treatments depend on the underlying cause.