Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Pelvic Pain: What is it and How May it Affect You?

Many people are beginning to hear a lot more about the pelvic floor muscles. There is more information that is available. So, what is pelvic floor dysfunction?


There are many things that can happen to the pelvic floor. No, you don't have to have children to have a pelvic floor dysfunction. I have women who come to me saying they have had leaking with running, jumping, or straining during a heavy lift and they have never had children. I have women who have had pain with intercourse, pain with tampon use, pain with jumping, pain with running...you get the picture. While not all of these symptoms are only pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms, the pelvic floor muscles could be a part of the underlying issue.