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Pelvic Floor Diagnostics and Testing

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The pelvic floor is composed of muscles that work to support organs such as the bladder, the intestines and the uterus in females, to control urinary as well as fecal continence, and to stabilize connecting joints.

There are several diagnostic tests to help your doctor determine the health of your pelvic floor:

  • Medications to alleviate pain
  • Biofeedback to help you regain control of your muscles
  • Surgery to repair or correct underlying anatomical issues such as organ prolapse
  • Defecating proctogram to test the efficiency of the pelvic floor muscles

Conditions Treated

Weakness or dysfunction in your pelvic floor can lead to serious conditions requiring medical treatment including:

  • Organ prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Pelvic pain
  • Anal pain
  • Incontinence of the bowel or urine