Pelvic Floor Dyssynergia

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   Posted 4/13/2007 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I was doing some research on my condition and came across the condition "pelvic floor dyssynergia." Have any of you ladies come across this? My symptoms date back to a difficult childbirth many years ago. Apparently this may have had an effect on the pelvic floor causing prolapse and related lower GI problems. I would be interested to know if any of you have a similar problem and what treatment was suggested. Thanks.

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   Posted 4/13/2007 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Others have mentioned having pelvic floor problems. Usually associated with a lot of low-down pain for no reason, and sometimes also seems connected with bladder and bowel incontinence (which, of course, is not all that uncommon after having a child). Someone on here once upon a time, I think said he did exercises that are supposed to help tighten up the muscles down there and help relieve tension as well. You might ask your gyno if s/he can recommend some physical therapy to see if that helps you. I say gyno since incontinence problems--and treating them--are common among women, so a gyno is most likely to know where you need to go to get the therapy; even if they don't claim to help GI problems, just weak bladder and anal problems, try it; it might help.

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   Posted 4/14/2007 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Keriamon, I will add those to my exercise routine; guess I should have started that a long time back. BTW, now that I have included exercise, healthy diet, water, probiotics, etc. into my routine, the IBS symptoms have become much more manageable. The tough part is to be regular and consistent once my work routine starts again. This forum has been a great help. Thanks again to all of you.

Thinking about it, this "pelvic floor" syndrome might explain why women are more prone to IBS than men.

BTW, I've noticed that my posts have the edit/delete icons on the top right hand corner whereas the others have the exclamation mark and thumbs icons - please tell me what these icons are and how I can fix mine.

Post Edited (brandii) : 4/14/2007 7:58:48 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/14/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
The edit/delete buttons are for you to edit your post if you need to. The reason that you can see the other icons on other peoples' posts is because the exclamation in the white bubble is if you want to quote a particular thing someone says and their post will be tagged on to yours, the thumbs down is if you do not want to see any posts from a particular member (ignore feature) and the exclamation mark in the middle of the yellow triangle is for you to press if you see something in that particular post that is not appropriate for Healingwell and you would like to alert the Administrator (note: this does not alert the moderators).

Hope this helps :-)
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