More than 25 million people suffer from pelvic floor disorders. A pelvic floor disorder is a broad term that describes a number of conditions that originate in the pelvic region.
Men and women both have a pelvic floor. In men, the pelvic floor refers to the muscles, tissues and nerves that support the bladder, rectum and other pelvic organs. In women, the pelvic floor refers to the muscles, ligaments and connective tissues and nerves that support the bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum.
Even though most cases of pelvic floor disorders are treatable, many people never seek medical care due to embarrassment or misunderstanding.
We’re here to help.
Please contact one of our Pelvic Floor Centers for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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