Monday, July 8, 2013

Facts ABout Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Facts about Symptoms of
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD)

Definition of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is used to describe the difficulty of the muscles of the pelvic floor to tighten and relax normally. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction leads to a variety of somtimes strange and debilitating symptoms.
Common Symptoms
  • Sitting pain
  • Pain during/after sex
  • Genital/groin/perineal pain 
  • Discomfort/relief after bowel movement
  • Pains increases with stress
  • Valium/hot baths/heat temporarily helps
  • Urinary frequency and urinary urgency 
  • Dysuria
  • Nocturia 
  • Reduced urinary stream and hesitancy of urination
  • Reduced libido 
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Anxiety, depression, catastrophic thinking
  • In men erectile dysfunction
  • Helplessness and hopelessness