What conditions are associated with it?
Conditions associated with pelvic floor dysfunction can include:
Stress urinary incontinence, or leakage of urine when pressure is put on the bladder. This can occur during exercise, or everyday activities like coughing or sneezing (the infamous Pee Sneeze—not to be confused with the Snart). It can be caused by damage or weakening of the pelvic muscles and tissues that support the bladder.
Overactive bladder and urinary urgency incontinence, or having to go to the bathroom frequently and/or urgently, and even the loss of urine due to overwhelming urge. Many women experience a combination of stress and urge incontinence—so it’s important to work with someone who has experience diagnosing and recommending treatments that address the underlying causes of each.
Drop (prolapse) of the uterus or other pelvic organs, which may feel like pressure or fullness in the vagina or pelvis or a bulge at the opening of the vagina.
Fecal incontinence, or accidental bowel leakage, which could feel like the sudden urge to have a bowel movement (urge incontinence) or not recognizing that you need to (passive incontinence).