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Pelvic Floor Treatment & Diagnostics in Nehru Enclave, Delhi

Pelvic Floor

Muscles, ligaments, and tissues surrounding your pelvic bones together constitute your pelvic floor. The primary function of the pelvic floor is to support organs like the bladder, rectum, and sexual organs held within it. Pelvic floor Disorders or Pelvic Floor Dysfunction occurs when these supporting structures become too weak or too tight. If you have Pelvic Floor Disorders, your pelvic organs may drop down. 

This may cause excess pressure on your bladder or rectum. Due to this excessive pressure, you may face issues like difficulty passing or leaking urine or stool. The most typical Pelvic Floor Disorders are urinary incontinence (lack of bladder control), Fecal incontinence (lack of bowel control), and Pelvic organ prolapse (downward displacement). Pelvic Floor Disorders can be treated with exercise, medication, and surgery.

What Are the Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women?

Some of the common symptoms of Pelvic Floor Disorders are as follows.

  • Muscle spasms or pelvic pain
  • Pain or pressure in your vagina or rectum
  • Involuntary leakage of stools
  • Constipation, straining, or pain during bowel movements
  • Urinary problems like Incomplete urination, painful urination, or incomplete emptying of your bladder
  • Leakage of urine when doing stressful activities like coughing or sneezing called stress urinary incontinence
  • A heavy feeling in the pelvis or a bulge in the vagina or rectum
  • Pain during sexual intercourse

What Causes Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women?

The leading causes of Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women are as follows.

  • Childbirth
  • Multiple deliveries
  • Large babies
  • Trauma during deliveries
  • Menopause
  • Previous surgery
  • Exposure of your pelvis to radiation
  • Systemic diseases
  • Issues such as chronic cough, which puts an increased pressure in your pelvis and abdomen
  • Heavy lifting
  • Straining
  • Obesity
  • Aging

When Should You Consult a doctor?

If you have any of the above symptoms or other pelvic issues, do not hesitate to contact your doctor.
You can search for a urology specialist near me or urology hospitals near me.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Nehru Enclave, Delhi

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment  

How Are Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women Treated?

Treatment for Pelvic Floor Disorders is directed at reducing or eliminating symptoms and improving your quality of life. Your doctor may recommend a combination of treatments as mentioned below.

  • Biofeedback in which your doctor will advise you to clench your pelvic muscles and give you feedback on whether you are contracting them accurately and sufficiently. This will help in strengthening your pelvic floor muscles.
  • Physical therapy for Pelvic Floor. This includes exercises for strengthening your pelvic floor muscles.
  • Medications like stool softeners or pain relievers may be advised
  • Dietary changes like including more fiber and drinking more fluids can help in improving your bowel patterns.
  • Relaxation techniques like warm baths, yoga, meditation, and exercises to help you relax.
  • Pessary insertion. A pessary is a device that helps support your prolapsed organs. It is inserted into your vagina. It is used as an alternative to surgery or as an interim while you await surgery.
  • Surgery may be advised for you when all other treatments fail, and the Pelvic Floor Disorder interferes with your daily life.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Nehru Enclave, Delhi

Call  1860 500 2244 to book an appointment

Conclusion

Though you may feel embarrassed to talk about your Pelvic health issues, most of them can be treated. This can give you a better quality of life. Different Pelvic Floor Disorders require various or a combination of treatments. Your doctor can advise the best treatment plan for your Pelvic Floor Disorder.

Reference Links:

https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/conditions-services/pelvic-health/pelvic-floor-disorders

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/327511

https://www.urologyhealth.org/urology-a-z/p/pelvic-floor-muscles

Are pelvic floor disorders a part of the aging process?

Though Pelvic Floor Disorders are mostly seen as women age, they are not a normal part of aging. If you have a Pelvic Floor Disorder, your doctor can help recommend the best treatment for you.

Does the risk of pelvic floor disorders increase with childbirth?

Childbirth does pose an increased risk of Pelvic Floor Diseases with an increased risk with vaginal deliveries compared to Cesarean deliveries. However, Caesarean Deliveries come with their troubles and complications and should not be your first choice.

What is the recovery time post pelvic floor surgery?

If you avoid bending, lifting, squatting, or unnecessary physical strain, you can return to work immediately post-surgery. These precautions need to be followed for three months or less, depending on your doctor’s instructions.

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