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What pelvic floor disorders affect women?

What pelvic floor disorders  affect women?

Many: Pelvic floor disorders covers a spectrum of pelvic organ prolapse which is when the pelvic organs are falling down from the normal postion. The bladder, urethra, rectum, vagina and uterus can all be involved to a minimal degree or extensively involved with complete prolapse, which is where the uterus or vagina falls outside completely. Incontinence is also commonly present. ...Read more

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Why is the pain with pelvic floor dysfunction not consistent.One day pain is mild one day more severe. I've just started some of the exercise.

Why is the pain with pelvic floor dysfunction  not consistent.One day pain is mild one day more severe. I've just started some of the exercise.

Pelvic floor dysfunc: Dysfunction muscle tension can be due to activity related to bowel habits, sitting for prolonged periods of time, or sexual habits. Typical for the pain to be up and down. ...Read more

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What's pelvic floor rehab program?

What's  pelvic floor rehab program?

Rehab: Therapy directed towards normalizing muscle function of the pelvic floor. Used for pelvic floor tension myalgias, coccydynia, stress incontinence. ...Read more

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What is pelvic floor rehabilitation?

What is pelvic floor rehabilitation?

Autonomy & analgesia: Services to treat pain or incontinence when there are weakness or dysfunction in the pelvic or low back regions. The therapies themselves are similar to treatments of other body areas with manual work, modalities and exercise. What is unique is the therapist's understanding of the body region and physiology which can be quite complicated. ...Read more

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Hows pelvic floor prolapse diagnosed?

Hows pelvic floor prolapse diagnosed?

Examination: The best way is physical examination including a pelvic and rectal examination. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What do urogynecologists think about mesh for pelvic floor problems?

What do urogynecologists think about mesh for pelvic floor problems?

No simple answer: Mesh is a tool that is used in many different ways in uorgynecology. Some uses appear to have low risks of problems(e.g. for urinary incontinence) and have significant advantages, and other uses have high risks of serious complications and no proof of advantages. If your doctor is recommending the use of mesh for your prolapse or incontinence, make sure they do the procedures often. ...Read more

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How long could it take for an injured pelvic floor to heal from workout activity?

Depends on injury: Injuries to any soft tissue structures (ligaments, muscle, tendons) can take anywhere from 6-8 weeks for recovery. This recovery usually leads to some scarring and stiffness that might further slow down a full return to activity. ...Read more

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How long after having a baby does it take for my pelvic floor to return to "normal"?

How long after having a baby does it take for my pelvic floor to return to "normal"?

Good question!: This is not the answer you want to hear. Sometimes never. Most women have a little change that is permanent after a baby. Most women also get back to about 95% of normal in about 6 months though. Doing kegel exercises can help as can yoga. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is trigger point release in regards of pelvic floor pt? Is it external or internal?

What is trigger point release in regards of pelvic floor pt? Is it external or internal?

Both: Trigger point release is the application of pressure to specific spots in the muscles of the pelvic floor that are causing pain by spasming. These spots are usually best reached by working through the vagina or rectum but depending on the location of the triggers, some spots may be reached externally. ...Read more