Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Pelvic floor dysfunction is a range of issues that occur when the muscles in your pelvic floor are tight, weak or you have an impairment in your lower back, coccyx, sacroiliac joint or your hip joints. The muscles and tissues that surround your pelvic organs may experience increased sensitivity or decreased sensitivity, you may feel irritation or pelvic pain, the cause of which is hard to determine. You may experience urinary or fecal incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. A common form of constipation called obstructive defecation. This form is directly linked to the pelvic floor disorder and not necessarily your diet. Women tend to have this issue more than men and it may be caused by obesity, menopause, pregnancy and trauma that occurs in childbirth. Some women inherit this issue.
Studies have shown that women may experience pelvic floor dysfunction as a result of trauma that occurs either in vaginal or Caesarean childbirth. So if you have had one or the other, or both kinds of childbirth, you may have this condition. We will examine you for this condition and determine the cause. If you suspect that you may have pelvic floor dysfunction, call for an appointment: (860) 826-3880 and we will diagnose the issue and offer you solutions.
Your treatment will be individualized in accordance with your overall health and the severity of the dysfunction. We have extensive experience in the workup, diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction for over 20 years. Our advanced training in colorectal surgery allows application of a multimodality and effective treatment.
We can also surgically repair the issues of fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse to correct the problem.