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Pelvic floor dysfunction and its symptoms

Pelvic floor dysfunction refers to a condition where the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues of the pelvic floor are impaired, leading to a range of symptoms. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and tissues that support the organs in the pelvis, including the bladder, uterus or prostate, and rectum. Dysfunction can result in problems with bowel and bladder control, sexual function, and pelvic organ support.

Common symptoms include:


Urinary Issues:
• Frequent urination
• Urgency to urinate
• Incontinence (inability to control urine)

 

 Bowel Issues:
• Constipation
• Straining during bowel movements
• Incontinence (inability to control bowel movements

urinary leaking or constipation
pain during penetrative sex

Pelvic Pain:
• Discomfort or pain in the pelvic area, which may be constant or intermittent
• Pain during sexual intercourse

 

Muscle Weakness or tenderness:
• Weakness in the pelvic floor muscles
• Muscle tenderness or tightness

 

Sexual Dysfunction:
• Pain during sexual activity (dyspareunia)

Pelvic Organ Prolapse:
• A sensation of pelvic heaviness or fullness
• Bulging or pressure in the pelvic region

 

Lower Back Pain:
• Pain or discomfort in the lower back, often associated with pelvic floor dysfunction

 

It's important to note that symptoms can vary among individuals, and some people may experience a combination of these issues. Pelvic floor dysfunction can be caused by a variety of factors, including childbirth, aging, obesity, surgery, and neurological conditions. 

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