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Pelvic Floor Treatment & Diagnostics in Koramangala, Bangalore

Pelvic Floor

Pelvic floor disorders are urological health issues. They involve the pelvis and the related muscles, ligaments, tissues and neighboring organs.

Women are prone to the disorders. One-quarter of women around the world complain about pain in the pelvic region according to a study published in “The Journal of American Medical Association”.

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What do we need to know about the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a muscular sheet shaped like a dome to separate the pelvic cavity from the perineal region. The main function of the pelvic floor is to carry the weight of the body and provide support to the lower abdominal region. The pelvic floor in women surrounds muscles, ligaments, connective tissues and nerves that support the bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum. The pelvic muscles in women contract and relax to enable bowel movements, urination and sexual intercourse.

To know more about this, you can search online for a ‘pelvic floor dysfunction specialist near me’.

What are the types of pelvic floor dysfunction in women?

  • Urinary incontinence or losing bladder control
  • Fecal incontinence or losing bowel control
  • Pelvic organ prolapse or a condition of dropping uterus, bladder and bowel within the vaginal canal causing a bulge

What are the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction?

  • Pain in the lower back
  • Pain in the pelvic region, genitals and rectum
  • Pain or pressure on the pelvic region
  • Muscle spasms in the pelvis
  • Urinary issues
  • Constipation

What are the causes of pelvic floor dysfunction?

  • Injury due to accident
  • Obesity
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Nerve damage
  • Childbirth

When do you need to see a doctor?

When you feel uncontrollable pain in your pelvic region, you should immediately call a pelvic floor dysfunction specialist near you.

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Koramangala, Bangalore.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What are the complications like?

If you leave a pelvic disorder untreated, it can lead to permanent colon damage or severe infection.

How do you treat pelvic floor dysfunction?

  • Medications - A doctor will prescribe muscle relaxants to relieve your pain.
  • Physical therapies - A doctor will recommend warm baths and massages to help your muscles relax and prevent any pain in the pelvic muscles.
  • Exercises - doctors will ask you to do yoga and stretching exercises or Kegel exercises to prevent any further damage.
  • Surgery - A doctor will only suggest surgery in severe cases like rectal prolapse. Surgery is the last resort. 

Conclusion

Pelvic floor disorder is a term for the pain and discomfort caused in the pelvic region surrounding muscles, tissues and organs. It can be prevented by maintaining proper weight, preventing constipation and doing exercises.

Which age groups are mostly affected by pelvic floor disorders?

Women who are overweight or who are pregnant can suffer from pelvic floor disorder. But mostly women between 35 and 50 years are at a higher risk of developing the illness.

How is pelvic floor dysfunction diagnosed?

If you feel pain regularly in your pelvic region, you can consult a pelvic floor dysfunction specialist in Bangalore. When you visit a pelvic floor dysfunction hospital in Bangalore, a doctor will ask some questions about your symptoms and look into your medical history. The doctor will then ask you to take some physical tests to check for spasms, knots and muscle weakness.

The doctor will use a perineometer to look for pelvic muscle contractions and muscle control.

Doctors can also insert an electrode between your vagina and anus to check if you can contract and relax pelvic muscles.

What is Kegel exercise?

Kegels exercise is used to strengthen the muscles in the pelvic region and control the bladder.

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