Addressing Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Many women deal with the extreme social and physical discomfort of pelvic floor dysfunction. Depending upon the magnitude of structural decline, this can be as moderate as a mild struggle with urinary incontinence or as extreme as full-on pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic reconstruction is an umbrella term that encompasses a battery of procedures designed to reverse the effects of hormone changes, gravity, childbirth, and age among many other things. When correcting incontinence and vaginal prolapse, the all-around health of individual vaginal support structures must be both evaluated and improved. The results of any recommended pelvic treatment can include a more normal and better-functioning vaginal anatomy, a narrower vaginal opening, improved vaginal aesthetics, and increased overall confidence.

Improved Physical Sensation and Fewer Issues with Incontinence

For both women and their partners, addressing pelvic floor dysfunction can actually intensify physical sensation for increased intimate pleasure. Increased physical sensation won’t just make coitus more pleasurable; it can additionally alleviate tension between partners by eliminating feelings of self-consciousness and restoring mutual enjoyment.

Establishing a Needs-Specific Treatment Plan

Every treatment is unique. This is because treatment needs and pelvic conditions can vary greatly from one patient to the next based upon lifestyle factors, genetic predisposition, child-birthing experiences, the patient’s number of natural births, and more. While some women may only struggle with moderate to severe amounts of muscle laxity, others may have more significant structural challenges that require strategic, multi-pronged treatment plans. During your consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to talk about some of the challenges and symptoms that you are experiencing. Along with a comprehensive examination, this information will allow the doctor to identify the best treatment or treatments for improving your vaginal and pelvic health, and your overall life quality.

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is frequently the result of severe trauma to the pelvic floor muscles, the surrounding ligaments, and all fascia or connective tissues. This is usually sustained during childbirth, but it can also be the result of regularly straining during bowel movements, chronic coughing, or other actions that cause extreme intra-abdominal pressure. Due to the resulting decline in overall pelvic stability and wellness, these structures become incapable of properly supporting the pelvic organs.

Unfortunately, many women in Oregon wait for years before seeking and committing to treatment for the condition due to an inability or unwillingness to recognize the symptoms of this condition. It is important to note, however, that when performed correctly, the overarching goal of this and all other forms of treatment is to simply restore the vagina and the entire pelvic region to a normal appearance, and a normal manner of functioning.

What are the Signs That You Might Have Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

Incontinence is something that more and more women are becoming conditioned to live with. Although there is a very vast range of incontinence products for preventing problems like leaks and odors, addressing the issue at its source may have the ability to eliminate this problem entirely. If you suffer from urinary incontinence and find that this issue is becoming increasingly disruptive in both your social and professional life, a needs-specific treatment plan could provide the peace of mind and freedom that you’ve been missing.

Surprisingly, some of the most common signs of pelvic floor dysfunction are not always easily connected with the condition that’s actually causing them. Women who experience any unexplained sense of fullness in the pelvic area, the feeling of having something dropping out of the vagina, chronic constipation, frequent urination, and low-back pain may be exhibiting the signs of an impending prolapse. Scheduling a consultation appointment is always the best way to determine whether pelvic floor dysfunction treatment is the right solution to these and any other related problems that you may be experiencing.

The Benefits of Treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The benefits of addressing pelvic floor dysfunction and the accompanying issues are nearly too numerous to count. For women who’ve experienced pelvic organ prolapse, professional treatments are the surest course to overall normalcy. They additionally strive to refine and improve the all-around appearance of the pelvic region. With increased strength and structural integrity in the supporting fascia and the pelvic floor muscle, women can look forward to increased physical sensation, an enhanced ability to pleasure their partners, fewer problems with incontinence, and greater comfort and confidence.

Get in touch with our team at OnePeak Medical clinic so that you can set up a time to learn more about our options when it comes to treating pelvic floor dysfunction. We have the knowledge and skills to identify and address vaginal prolapse, with services including pessary fitting and education for vaginal prolapse. Contact us today to book a consultation and get started. We look forward to hearing from you!

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