Women from all walks of life can suffer from disruptive symptoms secondary to pelvic floor dysfunction. The pelvis encircles multiple vital structures in women, such as the uterus, bladder and rectum. The muscles that support these structures are known as the pelvic floor.
One of the most common complaints we see in clinical practice is urinary incontinence, or the involuntary leaking of urine.
Many women are reluctant to discuss this complaint with their providers as they are embarrassed, are unaware that treatments exist, and/or fear surgery. I commonly hear from my patients that they thought that leaking urine is “what happens as women age” and “normal after childbirth”. While the prevalence of leaking urine does increase with age, we don’t consider this a normal symptom, and treatment does exist! Read More