The best in class proctologists of the Proctology Institute of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, or Newport Beach can properly diagnose and treat your pelvic floor dysfunction medical condition. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is a treatable condition. Your best in class proctologist specialist may suggest a number of interventions including biofeedback to increase strength, muscle relaxants, and even surgery to resolve the complications of PFD.
What is the pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor is composed of the levator ani muscles, the coccygeus muscles, and the associated connective tissues which span the area underneath the pelvis. A pelvic floor is a group of muscles and ligaments that support the pelvic organs. These muscles play a crucial role in supporting the organs of the pelvis like a sling, including:
What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is a disorder that occurs when the pelvic floor muscles, which once supported the pelvic organs, become weak, hindering one’s bowel movements or spasm causing hypertonicity and rectal pain. When these muscles cease to function as they should, complications may arise including:
- Urinary incontinence
- Fecal / bowel incontinence
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Rectal pain
What are the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction?
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction may present with milder symptoms than those listed above; recognizing these is key for early intervention. Common symptoms can also include:
- Stress urinary incontinence (leaking urine with coughing or laughing), difficult or painful urination, or sudden urgency to urinate
- Constipation and pain during bowel movements
- Discomfort and pressure in the vaginal area/rectal area
- Muscle spasms felt in the pelvis
When is proctologic surgery necessary?
If your proctologist determines that your pelvic floor dysfunction is the result of rectal prolapse or rectocele, surgery may be indicated and necessary to treat your condition. Rectal prolapse occurs when tissue that lines the rectum falls or prolapses into the anal opening. In women, a rectocele occurs when the end of the rectum pushes through the wall of the vagina. A “defecography” test is used to determine if these conditions are causing your pelvic floor dysfunction.
Our best in class proctologists pride themselves on providing you highly personalized and comprehensive care before, after, and during your proctology treatment. The Proctology Institute of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach’s philosophy of direct proctologist to patient care at every visit has made us one of the most trusted and respected medical practices in California. For more information or to schedule a pelvic floor dysfunction treatment consultation please feel free to contact us:
Proctology Institute Beverly Hills
300 South Beverly Drive, Suite 105
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Proctology Institute Newport Beach
500 Superior Ave, Suite 320
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Proctology Institute Los Angeles
11601 Wilshire Blvd, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Proctology Institute Huntington Beach
17011 Beach Blvd, Suite 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647