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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is when you are not able to coordinate your pelvic floor muscles, resulting in problems with urination, bowel movements
and having sex.
1 in 4
women in the U.S. are impacted by pelvic floor dysfunction;
for men, about 1 in 8.
of women age 60-79 have pelvic floor dysfunction
of women over 80 have
pelvic floor dysfunction
Symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction may include:
Trouble urinating or having bowel movements
Leakage of urine or stool
Lower back pain
Painful sexual intercourse
3 main areas of
pelvic floor dysfunction:
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
While exact causes are not known, the 3 most common causes in women are:
Pregnancy & Childbirth
Women are diagnosed with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction more often than men.
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