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Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Disorder

The symptoms for Pelvic Floor disorders vary by type.

Urinary Incontinence: Urine leakage when you laugh, cough, sneeze, exercise or lift heavy objects

Urge Incontinence: Inability to hold your urine in time to reach the bathroom; intense feeling like you must urinate more than 8 times in 24 hours

Fecal Incontinence: Leakage of liquid stool, gas or hard stool; feeling of urgency to get to the bathroom

Functional Bowel Constipation: Difficulty having a bowel movement; needing to strain to have a bowel movement; feeling of abdominal discomfort, gas or bloating; hard or firm stools

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Discomfort or pressure feeling in the pelvic region; bulge near the opening of the vagina that worsen at the end of the day; vaginal bleeding; urinary incontinence; difficulty starting your stream or difficulty having a bowel movement

Pelvic Pain: Unexplained lower back pain; ongoing pain in your pelvic region, genitals or rectum; females experiencing pain during intercourse

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your local Sentara Pelvic Floor Center.

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