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Can an ultrasound be used to diagnose weak pelvic floor? Will a hernia look different from any kind of prolapse due to pelvic floor weakness on ultrasound?

Not completely. A dynamic examination (with the pt pushing, valsalva or kagel maneuvers) is required. Urinary incontinence DX requires urodynamic study of bladder contraction, bladder neck relaxation. Seek advice from a urologist or a urogynecologist. Read more...
Hernia different. Typically a cat scan will be used to image a hernia but a good ultrasound tech may be able to capture a hernia with forced intraabdominal pressure manuevers. Pelvic floor laxity or weakness or prolapse can be seen on physical examination. Read more...
Yes. One of the best imaging modalities for pelvic floor defects is 3d/4d ultrasound. However, the technique, trained personal and equipment are not available in every community. Read more...

I have a mild but uncomfortable Prolapse, will a kegal8 electric pelvic floor work, do I need an evaluation prior to starting. Can I do damage if not?

Urogyn evaluation. The best option is to see a Urogynecologist to determine the extent of the prolapse and to develop together a complete plan of care. The Kegel8 is available in the UK. It is not likely to cause harm. The benefits will depend on the degree of prolapse. It is always best to be evaluated before self medicating or self treating. Read more...

Will pelvic floor rehab really help a prolapse bladder?

In early stage. It may be very helpful in early stages of the prolapse, but not so in more advanced stages. However, ther are other nonsurgical options such as pessary (device you place in the vagina to keep the bladder inside). Read more...

I have rectal ulcer with rectal prolapse am taking pentasa (mesalamine) for 3 months but my doctor advise me to do pelvic floor exercises why? And how to do it?

Pelvic floor excerci. The pelvic floor exercise will help reducing the prolapse while Pentasa (mesalamine) helps with treating the ulcer. Read more...
Pelvic strengthen . You have rectal prolapse. Your doctor wants you to strengthen your supporting muscles so perhaps your prolapse will not recur. Ask your doctor for help and use your local library for pelvis exercise books. If it recurs you may need surgery. Try amazon books? Hope this helps. Read more...

I have a rectal prolapse with the rectum pushing out into the vagina when the rectum is full, I have been doing pelvic floor exercises?

Rectocele. Technically rectal prolapse is defined as when all the layers of the rectum come out beyond the anal verge, what you describe sounds more like a rectocele. Usually a colon and rectal surgeon will work this up with a voiding proctogram, and depending on findings may refer you for biofeedback to re teach you to relax your pelvic floor muscles. Read more...

Is it possible my herniated and degenerative disc issues in my lower back have caused weak pelvic floor muscles causing a rectal prolapse?

Lumbar. Degerative d. It is extremely. Unlikely that rectal prolapse is caused or related to lumbar disc problems, get it checked by a specialist of the lower end of the colon . Read more...

I have question with my bladder. I have frequency, urgency, and occasional incontinence. No uti, no bladder or pelvic floor prolapse. ?

? OAB, IC, DM, MS. You may have an overactive bladder, or interstitial cystitis. Diabetes can cause these symptoms, but, knowing you don't have a UTI means you had a urinalysis which was negative and would have demonstrated sugar. Some neurologic conditions such as multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord or brain conditions can give these symptoms, but again there would likely be other neurologic symptoms. Good luck. Read more...
Diet? I agree with dr. Klauber. Additionally for women, aging, diet and hormones have an effect of urgency on the bladder. The more acidic foods such as carbonated drinks and citrus fruits, tomatoes, and, caffeine, can cause urgency symptoms with occasional urge incontinence. Low vaginal estrogen makes women more sensitive to the urgency symptoms. Hope this helps. Read more...
Very common. Many women have these symptoms. Most commonly these symptoms are caused by bladder contractions or spasms. Your diet can contribute to symptoms. Caffeine, citrus and tomato based foods to name a few can irritate the bladder. If limiting these foods does not help then see your doctor to discuss other treatment options. Medications are usually the first choice of treatment. Read more...