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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

Dr. Arnold Licht
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Somatoform Disorder (Definition)

Somatoform disorders are a group of conditions wherein individuals unconsciously manifest psychological &/or physical symptoms typically in the setting of an underlying conflict (usually outside their conscious awareness). These conditions include, but are not limited to, conversion disorders, somatization disorder, pain disorder, etc. It is important to avoid iatrogenic ...Read more


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How can I handle my pelvic floor disease (PFD) and interstitial cystitis (IC)?

How can I handle my pelvic floor disease (PFD) and interstitial cystitis (IC)?

Be wary: ? Re: how handle pelvic floor & Interstitial Cystitis, IC, disorders. Etiology of IC is speculative, unknown, absent pathological confirmation & simply label for a unique set of symptoms. I posit that in many cases of IC there is associated sacroiliac joint hypermobility, which can be diagnosed via criteria reported in the Occupational Disability Guides, the ODG. See an Osteopath for an opinion. ...Read more

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Can I have uti like symptoms from pelvic floor wasting or disorder? Also have discomfort when feel bowel movement coming on and after...

Can I have uti like symptoms from pelvic floor wasting or disorder?  Also have discomfort when feel bowel movement coming on and after...

Pelvic floor. : You wouldn’t feel like you have a urinary tract infection simply from pelvic floor abnormality. However, the pelvic floor abnormality can affect your bladder in a way that makes you more prone to urinary tract infections. ...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 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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What is the pelvic floor muscle and what is it for?

What is the pelvic floor muscle and what is it for?

Multiple muscles : These are multiple muscles which support your pelvic organs like the bladder. Folks with lax pelvic floor muscles can have pain and or bladder incontinence. It is not uncommon to have a "bladder suspension" surgery to lift these muscles after conservative kegel exercises have failed. ...Read more

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What is anismus, pelvic-floor dyssynergia? How is it treated?

What is anismus, pelvic-floor dyssynergia? How is it treated?

Pelvic muscle pain: Syndromes resulting in rectal/anal and pelvic muscle pain problems require a full examination. This is performed through the anus in men, and through the vagina in women. Physical therapy treatments are applied externally or internally depending on your condition and response. Psychological issues may contribute, but certainly complicate your care, so try to communicate well with your physician. ...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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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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What do urogynecologists think about mesh for pelvic floor problems?

What do urogynecologists think about mesh for pelvic floor problems?

Some do and don't: The society as a whole has setup criteria for who should and shouldn't use mesh for reconstruction. It's use for this purpose should be limited. The much smaller piece for incontinence is very safe in trained hands and is the gold standard. Sometimes called tvt- about 40 million worldwide. ...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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I just got diagnosed with pelvic floor dysfunction what is it? mines high tone and what helps with pain as it is horrible

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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I just got diagnosed with pelvic floor dysfunction what is it? mines high tone and what helps with pain as it is horrible

Here are some...: Hi! Please relax and something can be done. Before then, you need to be willing to understand what you got and how the care can be given, and what you may expect. Nowadays, time can be hard to come for counseling. Here I advise you to go through the articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html, especially the first one. Thereby you can work well with doc. And I will chat with you... ...Read more

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Can pelvic floor dysfunction, aka PFD, and vaginismus ever be considered the same thing? One Dr. said I had vaginismus, a subsequent Dr said I had PFD

Can pelvic floor dysfunction, aka PFD, and vaginismus ever be considered the same thing? One Dr. said I had vaginismus, a subsequent Dr said I had PFD

Yes: Both "pelvic floor disorder" & vaginismus are arbitrary terms that refer to symptom patterns & speculative theories for cause of symptoms. They do not incorporate definitive known causes. In my experience the most fruitful search for causation regards musculoskeletal functions of pelvic girdle and presence or absence of a genetic variant called Joint Hypermobility Disorder. See Brighton Criteria. ...Read more

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What is the pelvic floor exercise is it kegel exercise or it is something else ?

What is the pelvic floor exercise is it kegel exercise or it is something else ?

Kegels: Kegel exercises are designed to increase the strength of the pelvic floor so the exercises are often called pelvic floor exercises. ...Read more

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What is pelvic floor myalgia and cause?

Vaginismus painful s: Pelvic floor myalgia is also called vaginismus .It is a common cause of pain during sexual interourse in women due to involuntary tightness of the pelvic floor muscles. ...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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How does a mans pelvic floor muscles get overtight or overused?

How does a mans pelvic floor muscles get overtight or overused?

Almost impossible: Men have difficulty even knowing how to exercise the pelvic floor muscles, so an overuse injury seems to me to be impossible. If you think you have this, it is probably something else.
And no, a lot of sex wouldn't cause the pelvic floor muscles to be tight or overused. Generally, sex is a very good thing for men. But if you are having symptoms down there, best to get checked. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Factitious Disorder (Definition)

Factitious disorder is a condition wherein individuals intentionally produces psychological and/or physical signs and symptoms to assume a "sick role" (eg "primary" gain). This in contrast to both 1. Malingering wherein individuals intentionally produces symptoms to receive secondary gain & 2. Somatoform disorders wherein symptoms are unconsciously manifested. In practice, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bipolar I Disorder (Definition)

Is a mood disorder characterized by at least 1 manic or mixed episode, with history of 1 or more major depressive episode. It is a type of manic depression. It is not accounted for by schizoaffective disorder or superimposed on schizophrenic disorder, delusional disorder, or other psychotic disorders, or relates to medical illnesses ...Read more