Your pelvic floor is a set of muscles that support vital organs like your bladder and bowels. They’re responsible for urinary control, continence, and sexual function. Many women experience pelvic floor dysfunction or incontinence issues at some point in their lives.
When to Contact Your Provider About Your Pelvic Floor Health
Pelvic floor dysfunction occurs when your pelvic floor muscles tighten at times when they should relax. This may cause you to experience:
Frequent need to use the restroom
Leaking stool or urine (incontinence)
Unexplained lower back pain
Ongoing pain in the pelvic region
Problems inserting tampons
These issues can happen for a variety of reasons, including traumatic injuries to the pelvic area, pregnancy, overuse, pelvic surgery, aging, or obesity. Pelvic floor dysfunction may also be a hereditary condition that runs in your family.
If you’re concerned about your pelvic floor health, speak with your Women’s Health Arizona provider.
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The caring, compassionate providers at Women’s Health Arizona are here to care for all your women’s healthcare needs, including your pelvic floor health. Contact us today to request an appointment.
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