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How do i know if i have tenesmus or pelvic floor dysfunction?

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Dr. Erin Robertson answered

Specializes in General Practice

Trust your body: You know your body better than anyone else. Trust the signals it is giving you. Tenesmus, whether it be rectal or vesical (urge to defecate/urinate, respectively) is a subjective sensation. Pelvic floor dysfunction is also associated with irritable bowel, interstitial cystitis, PID, recurrent UTIs, dyspareunia (painful sex) & fibromyalgia. Worth consulting UROGYN. There are treatments available.

Answered 5/3/2021

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