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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Symptoms

posted on December 30th, 2015 under Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

There are many different symptoms which manifest themselves as a result of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Quite often, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is a multi-dimensional diagnosis consisting of several symptoms. These can include but are not limited to: urinary issues, bowel problems, sexual dysfunction, and/or unexplained pain in the pelvis and low back areas. The following is a list of the most common Pelvic Floor Dysfunction symptoms. If you have any of these symptoms, you should discuss them with your physician.

  • Urinary / Bladder Incontinence: Loss of bladder control, ranging from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting.
  • Stress Incontinence: Involuntary emission of urine when pressure within the abdomen increases suddenly, as in coughing or jumping.
  • Urinary Hesitancy: Difficulty urinating or weak urine stream.
  • Ischuria / Urinary Retention: Inability to empty the bladder.
  • Interstitial Cystitis: Also known as Painful Bladder Syndrome. Recurring pain or discomfort in the bladder and surrounding pelvic region.
  • Fecal / Bowel Incontinence: Inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum.
  • Constipation: Painful or difficult bowel movements, usually associated with hardened feces.
  • Bloated or Heavy Feeling in the Abdomen
  • Pelvic Pain, Low Back Pain, Hip Pain, and/or Groin Pain
  • Coccydynia: Tailbone pain.
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Rectocele, enterocele, cystocele, or urethrocele. Pelvic organs collapse into the vagina resulting in a painful bulge or protrusion through the vaginal canal.
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction: Painful intercourse, Vaginismus, or vestibular pain.
  • Male Sexual Dysfunction: Erectile Dysfunction, testicular and/or penile pain or numbness.
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