The organs in the pelvic area, such as the rectum, bladder and prostate or uterus, are held together by a number of muscles, ligaments and tissues together called the pelvic floor. Problems with the proper functioning of this area lead to pelvic floor dysfunction. It makes the person unable to relax and contract these muscles to allow for bowel movement. Erectile dysfunction (in case of men), pain in the groin or genital area, frequent urination at night, pain after or during coitus, recurring disturbances in sleep, pain in the pelvis and nearby areas, painful or burning feeling during urination and decline of libido are some of the familiar symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction
HOW IS PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION DIAGNOSED?
Childbirth is one of the main factors that trigger pelvic floor dysfunction. This is why most women are more susceptible to it as they grow older.