Pelvic Floor Disorder

Do you find yourself in the bathroom over and over again? If yes, you may be suffering from a pelvic floor disorder. And, you're not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately one-third of women in the United States will be affected by a pelvic floor disorder during their life.

A woman's pelvic floor is the group of muscles that form a sling, or hammock, across the opening of the pelvis. These muscles and the surrounding tissue keep all of the pelvic organs in place so they can function correctly. When a woman hears she is suffering from a pelvic floor disorder, it means her muscles or the connective tissue is weakened or injured.

Loss of bladder control, pelvic pressure, lower backache, difficult bowel movements, bulging in the lower abdomen, painful intercourse, and chronic urinary tract infections. If these symptoms sound familiar to you, it could pelvic floor disorder, a common problem for women caused by weakening pelvic muscles. 

Common pelvic floor disorders include pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and anal incontinence.