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Types of Pelvic Floor Disorders

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Many symptoms and disorders fall under this category. Just like the patients’ age, lifestyle and disorder cause, are equally unique, and include the following:

Overactive bladder: exhibits symptoms such as a strong and sudden urge to urinate, urinating too often and getting up more than once at night to urinate.

Constipation or obstructive defecation: defined as having a bowel movement fewer than three times per week. These stools are usually hard, dry, small in size and difficult to pass. Often, people experience the feeling of an incomplete bowel movement.

Fecal incontinence, or loss of bowel control: the inability to control gas or stool leakage from the rectum.

Rectal prolapse: when the lower end of the colon, just above the anus, becomes stretched out and protrudes from the anus.

Vaginal prolapse: could be one or many of several conditions, including a vaginal bulge, urinary and bowel symptoms, pelvic heaviness or painful intercourse.

Rectocele: the tissue between the rectum and vagina weakens, allowing the front wall of the rectum to protrude into the vagina.

Enterocele: the small intestine pushes against and moves the upper wall of the vagina.

To learn more about pelvic floor disorders or to find out if you’re suffering from one of the above, please call our office at 407.303.2615 or contact us via our online form.