You may need to see a physiotherapist for pelvic organ prolapse management, incontinence, sexual pain, pelvic surgery preparation or rehabilitation, a pelvic floor check up prior to returning to exercise, for advice managing menopause and bone health, or for coccyx (tailbone) pain.
Many pelvic health issues are related to the function of the pelvic floor and the effect this has on the pelvic organs. Pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms may include:
- Pelvic pressure or fullness
- Frequent or painful urination
- Leaking urine (stress or urge urinary incontinence)
- Lower back pain
- Constipation/defecation difficulties or leakage of faeces/wind
- Difficulty completely emptying the bladder or bowel
- Pain with sex
- Pain in the pelvic region or the genitals
- Pelvic floor muscle spasms (including around the back passage)
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