The symptoms of pelvic floor disorders are diverse and complex, so the underlying condition must be accurately identified and evaluated to determine the appropriate treatment option.
Symptoms associated with common pelvic floor disorders include:
- Accidental leakage when coughing, sneezing, laughing or jumping
- Strong and frequent urges to urinate
- Need to urinate every one to two hours during the day or more than two times at night
- Pelvic pain when postponing bathroom use
- A noticeable protrusion or bulge in the vaginal area
- Adjusting or pushing back a vaginal bulge to urinate or have a bowel movement
- Pelvic pressure or heaviness in the vaginal area that improves when lying down
- Accidentally passing gas or stool
If you exhibit any of these symptoms, discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician or call the Sinai Hospital Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at 410-601-WELL (9355).