Possible complications and treatment
If left unmanaged, pelvic floor dysfunction causes more severe problems in a person’s bowel, bladder, and sexual functions. To prevent the worsening of existing symptoms, people with PFD must consult their healthcare provider.
Fortunately, mild pelvic floor dysfunction cases are manageable with self-care tips (avoid straining, warm baths, etc.), medication, and treatment like biofeedback therapy.
In biofeedback therapy, the expert will teach you how to “retrain” your muscles. They may use different sensors and video monitors to evaluate what happens when you try to control your pelvic floor. Afterward, they’ll give you their feedback based on what they observed. From there, you can start working with them on a care plan that will help you coordinate your muscles properly.
For more advanced or problematic pelvic floor problems such as prolapse, moderate to severe stress incontinence, or fecal incontinence, it is best to seek a specialist’s help. Consult with a Urogynecologist–an obstetrician-gynecologist with subspecialty training of female pelvic floor dysfunction–for further evaluation.
Learn more about Pelvic Related Issues here.