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Pelvic floor dysfunction

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Pelvic floor dysfunction

  • covers a variety of symptoms
    • following symptoms are associated with pelvic floor dysfunction:
      • urinary incontinence,
      • emptying disorders of the bladder,
      • faecal incontinence,
      • emptying disorders of the bowel,
      • pelvic organ prolapse,
      • sexual dysfunction and
      • chronic pelvic pain syndromes
    • the 3 most common and definable conditions are urinary incontinence, faecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse

Prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunction is high

  • for example, on examination, prolapse is present in up to 50% of women.

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