Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Call 713-441-9229 to speak with our specially trained Coordinator or
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The Methodist Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine
6550 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
713-791-5023 fax
Maps & Directions

Restoring Intimacy:

"I knew there had to be someone who could help me."

Restoring Intimacy: Leading Medicine Vol. 5. No. 2 2009

Read about how custom quilt designer Patsy Costlow found help at the Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine after years of pain and discomfort in issue Vol 5, No 2 of Leading Medicine, a publication of The Methodist Hospital System.

Answers to these questions will help us identify which one of our specialists is best suited to help you.

Colon and Rectal

  • Do you have difficulty keeping gas, liquid, or solid stool from leaking out? How often?
  • Does anything protrude from your anal opening?
  • Do you have difficulty emptying your rectum or feel urgency?
  • How often do you use a pad to avoid soiling your underwear?
  • Does your inability to hold in gas or stool limit you physically or socially?


  • Are you aware of a sensation that your uterus is "falling out" of your vagina, or if you have had a hysterectomy, do you feel as if your vagina is "falling inside out"?
  • Do you have difficulty with losing your urine if you cough or sneeze, or when playing sports such as tennis or volleyball?
  • Do you ever have to put a finger in or around your vagina and push down toward your rectum to help yourself to have a bowel movement?
  • If you are sexually active, is your vagina as tight as you would like for it to be?
  • Are your menopausal symptoms (hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, decrease libido) severe enough for you to consider medical treatment for them?
  • Have you previously been treated for a pelvic cancer?

Intimacy and sexuality

  • Are you unhappy with your ability to express yourself sexually at this time?
  • Is your unhappiness causing you (or your partner) distress?
  • Are you interested in talking with a therapist who will be addressing sexual/intimacy issues as well as relationship issues with you (and/or your partner)?
  • Are you concerned with or feeling overwhelmed with any emotion at this time in which you would like to speak with our counselor?


  • Do you feel you empty your bladder completely?
  • Do you lose urine with a strong urge on the way to the bathroom?
  • Do you ever have loss of urine you are totally unaware of?
  • Do you ever find urine on pads or your clothes and were unaware of leakage?
  • Is your bladder controlling your life i.e. is this something you can live with or does this bother you enough that you would want to pursue this?

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