5 Things you need to know about Pelvic Floor Disorder

  1. What is a pelvic floor?

Your pelvis relies on the strength of the muscles and ligaments of your pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is a sling or hammock for the pelvic organs such as the bladder, rectum, uterus, and prostate.

2.For what purpose was it created?

When contracted and relaxed, these muscles help regulate bowel motions, urine (particularly in women), and sexual activity.

3.Why does pelvic floor disorder occur?

The inability to effectively tense and relax the pelvic floor muscles is known as pelvic floor dysfunction. Nearly 25% of women will develop a disorder affecting their pelvic floor. The actual incidence rate may be higher. Due to the vast range of symptoms associated with these illnesses, diagnosing and treating pelvic floor disorders can be difficult for clinicians. Multiple pregnancies, giving birth at a young age, pelvic trauma, obesity, pelvic surgery, nerve damage, prolonged bladder control, and persistent constipation are common causes.

4.How to know this?

Prolapse is a common symptom when the uterus or bladder falls into the vagina.

  • Urinary incontinence is a problem.
  • You are urged to urinate regularly yet can only pass a small amount of urine each time.
  • Long-term bowel inactivity.
  • Discomfort in the lower belly.
  • Tailbone soreness.
  • The ache in the region of the anus.
  • Uterine or feces passage that causes pain or burning.
  • Low back pain, as the name implies.
  • Persistent genital discomfort, including a sense of pressure or tightness and pain, particularly in women, and pain during sexual activity.
  • Male impotence (erectile dysfunction), premature ejaculation, and numbness in the penile area.

5.Where to go and what is the treatment?

A visit to a urologist or urogynecologist is in order. Tests, including kidney function tests, a bladder diary, Micturating Cystourethrography, Urodynamic studies, etc., are just some of the many that will be performed throughout the comprehensive examination. Methods of treatment: Surgery is an option for those who have genital prolapse. Treatment for stress incontinence includes sling surgery. Pelvic floor muscle training, biofeedback, and physiotherapy comprise the bulk of therapy. Reach out to Rana IVF Centre for additional information.

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