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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Treatment & Diagnostics in C Scheme, Jaipur

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common condition where you are unable to relax or coordinate the pelvic floor muscles. This condition makes it very difficult to urinate or empty your bowels. Pelvic floor dysfunction in women can also lead to painful intercourse.

Important organs such as the bladder, uterus, and rectum are present in the pelvic floor where the muscles act as the foundation of the floor. It means that the pelvic floor muscles are responsible for keeping all the organs in place, in order to function as they are supposed to.

In normal circumstances, contracting and relaxing the muscles ensure you are able to urinate, empty your bowels easily. It also enables sexual intercourse in women. However, when there is a dysfunction, your muscles only contract and don’t relax causing troubles with your bowel movements. When it is left untreated, it can cause discomfort, colon damage and/or infection.

What Causes Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

There are several causes of pelvic floor dysfunction;

  • Childbirth
  • Injury to the pelvic region
  • Obesity
  • Damage to the nerves
  • Pelvic surgery

What are the Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

Some of the most common symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction include;

  • Issues with your urinary function, which can include the urge to urinate frequently or painful urination
  • Constipation or bowel strains
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain in your pelvic region, which can be in the genitals or the rectum
  • Experiencing discomfort during intercourse in women
  • Excess pressure in the pelvic region or rectum
  • Muscle spasms in your pelvis

When to Visit a Doctor at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur?

In most cases, when the pelvic floor dysfunction is not treated on time, the condition can worsen. Therefore, if you ever notice any of the symptoms, make sure you talk to the best doctor in Jaipur to avoid any seriousness. Early treatment can enhance the quality of life.

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Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

How is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Diagnosed?

Firstly, when you notice the symptoms, you can self-diagnose by comparing the symptoms given with what you are going through. Next, when you visit the doctor, he will go through your complete medical history and ask you several questions to understand your symptoms better. A physical evaluation may also be conducted to look for any spasms or knots and muscle weakness.

Based on the physical evaluation, your doctor may perform an internal examination where a perineometer is used. This sensing device is inserted inside the vagina or the rectum. This helps your doctor check if you are able to contract and relax your muscles. A less invasive approach is placing electrodes on a perineometer.

How is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Treated?

Your doctor will first check the severity of your condition and curate a plan based on that. Some of the most common treatment options include;

  • Medication: With the help of muscle relaxants, you might be able to ease your symptoms
  • Self-care: If your condition is not very severe, your doctor might just prescribe some self-care tips or can club it with medications. You must do things to reduce any strain on the pelvic floor and this includes even when using the bathroom. Yoga or light stretching can also help with the condition, along with warm baths. Warm water can improve blood circulation and relax the muscles.
  • Surgery: If the reason for your pelvic floor dysfunction is rectal prolapse (where rectal tissues fall into the anal opening), then surgery can help rectify the condition, ensuring they are able to relax.

It can sometimes be an embarrassing condition. But it is important to understand that timely treatments can help you out.

Is Pelvic floor dysfunction treatable?

Yes, pelvic floor dysfunction is a treatable condition. So, if you notice any symptoms, talk to your doctor immediately.

Can Kegel exercises help?

No. Kegel exercises cannot help you with pelvic floor dysfunction.

Is it a disability?

No

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