Pelvic (floor) disorders

Men, women and children can have problems due to a malfunctioning pelvic floor. There may be a too weak, too tight and / or inadequate coordination of the pelvic floor. The pelvis, ligaments, pelvic floor and pelvic organs interact with each other. A disorder in the pelvis can lead to a complaint in the pelvic floor and vice versa.
Disorders that can occur are:
accidentally leaking urine when you exercise, laugh, cough or sneeze
needing to get to the toilet in a hurry or not making it there in time
constantly needing to go to the toilet
finding it difficult to empty your bladder or bowel
accidentally losing control of your bladder or bowel

Urinary symptoms
– incontinence by exercise or stress (loss of urine with pressure increase)
– urgency incontinence
– stress incontinence (loss of urine at abdominal pressure increase and at pressure)
– impulse urination (too often and too strong feeling of pressure)
– not being able to urinate or not being able to urinate well

Defecation disorders
– loss of faeces
– problems with emptying of the bowel (constipation / blockage)
– impulse complaints (too often and too strong feeling of pressure)

Sexual disorders
– have pain during sex and / or cannot have intercourse
– erection dysfunction
– orgasm disorders

Prolapse disorders
– of the uterus, bladder and / or intestines

Pain symptoms
– in the lower abdomen, around the anus (itching, tears), sexual organs or in the pelvic region

Complaints during pregnancy
– low back pain
– complaints around the SI joints (joints between the pelvis and the sacrum)
– Pubic bone or buttock pain
– difficulty and / or pain when standing, walking (stairs), turning in bed, lifting, etc.
– complaints during sex

Pelvic pain and low back pain due to causes other than pregnancy or childbirth
For example, due to incorrect posture and / or overpressure of the lower back and pelvis pain complaints can occur. These complaints can often be remedied by using targeted exercise therapy, postural and exercise advice and possibly massage of pain points (trigger points).

Read more:
What is the pelvic floor?
Pelvic disorders and pregnancy
Therapy options