Pelvic Floor Disorders: What Every Woman Needs to Know

What They Are and How You Can Prevent Them.

Pelvic floor disorders can manifest in many ways, but once you’ve experienced one, you’ll never forget it. Trust me, I speak from experience on this one. The pain I felt in my lower right abdomen was excruciating. If I hadn’t already had my appendix out, that would have been the first thing I thought of. That’s how bad the pain was. When I finally saw my GYN, and after an ultrasound was done to rule out cysts, she told me she thought I was having pelvic muscle spasms and that there were some yoga-type stretching exercises that I should do. I looked at her as if she was crazy. I, in no way, could see how exercises were going to fix this. I could barely function! But I did follow the exercises exactly, and sure enough, within a week, the pain wasn’t nearly as bad and within a couple of weeks, it was gone entirely.

Unfortunately, these disorders can show up in a variety of ways and each one can feel completely different. That’s why they can be so hard to diagnose. And why, the last thing you might think of as the culprit is your pelvic floor. While pelvic floor disorders aren’t necessarily the most fun topic to talk about, it’s important that you know what they are and how you can prevent them.

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