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Pelvic Floor Disorders

pelvic-floor-blogPelvic floor disorders are a very common medical concern that many women face. The pelvic floor is a combination of the muscles, ligaments, connective tissues and nerves that support the bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum. Here are some answers to common questions regarding pelvic floor disorders:

Q: What are pelvic floor disorders?

A: When the area that supports the organs of the pelvis become weak or damaged.

Q: What are the symptoms of pelvic floor disorders?

A: Symptoms of pelvic floor disorders include:

  • Urinary problems, such as an urgent need to urinate or painful urination
  • Constipation
  • Pain or pressure in the vagina or rectum
  • A heavy feeling in the pelvis
  • Muscle spasms in the pelvis

Q: What causes pelvic floor disorders?

A: Causes of pelvic floor disorders include:

  • Childbirth
  • Being overweight
  • Having pelvic surgery or radiation treatments
  • Repeated heavy lifting
  • Genetics

If you have concerns about your pelvic health, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor, who can help you find treatment options that work best for you.

Or Join us for a fun, informative ladies’ night out on Thursday, November 10 from 6:30-8 pm. Female urologist Jannah Thompson, MD and Sharon Possehl, NP will be discussing the many ways that pelvic wellness can improve your quality of life! Join us for sweet treats and giveaway starting at 6 pm. Click here to register.


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Below Your Belt: Secrets of the Pelvic Floor
12am - 12am
November 10