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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