Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is a medical condition in which there is loss of control of pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor is a group of muscles in the pelvic region. People affected with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction are unable to control these muscles and contract these muscles rather than relaxing. Symptoms are:
• Feeling of several muscle movements within a short span
• Feeling of incomplete bowel movement
• Painful urination
• Constipation or straining during bowel movements
• Pain during intercourse
HOW IS PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION DIAGNOSED?
Your general physician will conduct a thorough physical examination to the check the pelvic floor area. The doctor will check your medical history to check if you had given birth before, have a history of urinary tract infections or any other condition that may cause pain in the pelvic area.
HOW IS PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION TREATED?
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can be successfully treated with surgery, medication and relaxation techniques.
DID YOU KNOW?
People with this disorder tend to contract these muscles rather than relax them. Because of this, they cannot have a bowel movement, or they have an incomplete one.