Everything you need to know about pelvic floor dysfunction

  • 30% of all women will develop some pelvic floor disorder.
  • There are other factors such as ageing process, and multiple deliveries which lead to pelvic floor disorders.
  • You may suffer from a pelvic floor disorder even though you are teenager, a woman without delivery (nulliparous) or having a C-section as your childbirth.
  • More than half of women aged 55 or over suffer one or more problems caused by a pelvic floor disorder.
  • 1 in 9 women will undergo surgery for a pelvic floor disorder.
  • Many women who suffer from  a pelvic floor disorder do not report their condition because of embarrassment.
  • The more sport you do, the more you are at risk for your pelvic floor due to the increase of intra-abdominal pressure.
  • There are also many high risk professions, particularly professional activities that involve lifting.
  • Surgery is not always required to correct pelvic floor problems.
  • When surgery is required, it can often be done with a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure.

Do you have a pelvic floor disorder?

Are you one of the millions of women who have a pelvic floor disorder and don’t know it?
You are more likely to have a pelvic floor disorder if :

  • You are aged 55 or over older
  • Your mother or grand-mother had one of these conditions.
  • You are overweight
  • You are post-menopausal
  • You have had vaginally delivered several children
  • You have experienced tears in the perineum or pelvic floor during childbirth
  • You have had a pelvic surgery in the past
  • You h ave a connective tissue disorder

Some common symptoms of pelvic floor disorders are:

  • Loss of bladder control
  • Loss of bowel control
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Painful intercourse
  • Female sexual dysfunction
  • Chronic constipation
  • Feeling like your insides are falling out (pelvic organ prolapse)

These symptoms aren’t just a part of getting older, or of having had children. They are often related to a pelvic floor disorder. And the good news is, they can be treated. We can help you learn more about pelvic floor disorders. And when you’re ready, we can help you do something about them.

Pelvic floor disorders: they’re no laughing matter !

The pain and embarrassment of pelvic floor disorders affects millions of women every day. But, with our help, more and more of them are discovering that they don’t have to live with it. If you’d like to join them, this is the place to start.

First, learn about the symptoms and  facts of pelvic floor disorder.

  • Our unique approach brings together top specialists in a friendly, collaborative environment.
  • Our comfortable atmosphere offers doctors and staff who are sensitive to the issues that pelvic floor disorder sufferers face.
  • Our multidisciplinary team is made up of leaders, pioneering new treatments for better outcomes and a better quality of life.

Although incontinence affects 40 percent of women worldwide, many women never receive treatment because they are embarrassed about discussing the problem with a doctor. This is unfortunate as female incontinence can be treated once the cause is determined. The Pelvic Floor Center uses urodynamic testing to monitor the effects of increased bladder pressure on nerves and other structures in order to pinpoint the source of the problem. Once doctors determine the cause, they recommend a course of treatment, which usually includes exercises, medications, biofeedback or electrical stimulation. Some women require surgery or other treatments.