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Pelvic floor pain and Dysfunction

March 24 | 2022
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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PELVIC PAIN AND PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION What is pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction? There are a number of conditions which cause pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. It is because of trigger points in certain tissues or other conditions which cause the pain. However, most of the conditions are treated with physiotherapy interventions. Pelvic pain and dysfunction Common conditions related with internal pelvic structures: Provoked vestibulodynia: It is the condition in which your pelvic area is very sensitive to touch or pressure. You will feel pain with light touch, pressure, inserting tampons, wearing tight pants or during intercourse. However,  you will also feel urinary urgency as a secondary symptom. It results from tightness in the pelvic floor muscles. Vaginismus: You feel difficulty during  any vaginal penetration leading to avoidance of sexual activity or internal pelvic examination.  As a result, you will feel pain during such activity.…

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Post Prostatectomy Incontinence

November 12 | 2016
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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post-prostatectomy-incontinence Post-prostatectomy-incontinence is a common problem after radical prostatectomy. Patients report that this is the symptom which most disrupts their quality of life. Up to 75 percent of men experience a short period of mild incontinence. This is particularly after removal of the catheter that was placed during surgery. Most patients regain total urinary control after radical prostatectomy. However, this can take up to a year to achieve. Apparently, a small percentage (2% to 4%) experience permanent incontinence. Following radical prostatectomy, men who experience post-prostatectomy-incontinence may express concerns about visible wetness, urine odor, and the type of clothing that can be comfortably worn. Types of Urinary Incontinence The two types of post-protatectomy incontinence following prostate surgery are: • Stress incontinence – Stress incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine that can occur during physical activity, like lifting a heavy object, or when you laugh or sneeze. These . activities put…

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