Pelvic floor can be easily defined as a group of muscles that are located in the pelvic region of your body. This group of muscles plays a crucial role in supporting the organs in your pelvic area such as the sling. Some of the organs located in the pelvic area of your body are rectum, prostate (men), and uterus (women).

In some people, especially women, the pelvic floor in their body may fail to function well at some stage in their lives. A recent study conducted by the National Institutes of Health revealed that approximately one-quarter of the women population in the US experience pelvic floor disorders. The study further added that women in the age group of 20 to 80 are more likely to become susceptible to this health disorder.

So, if you are having any discomfort or pain the pelvic region of your body, it is best to schedule an appointment with the health care providers at our affordable health clinic. Our care providers will thoroughly examine your body and run a few tests (if necessary) to determine whether you are experiencing any sort of pelvic disorders or not.

Common Pelvic Floor Disorders

In most cases, pelvic floor disorders occur when the “hammock” or “sling” that supports the pelvic organs of your body becomes damaged or weak. Three major types of pelvic floor disorders are commonly seen in women:

  • Lack of urinary bladder control or urinary incontinence;
  • Lack of bowel control or fecal incontinence; and
  • Pelvic organ prolapsed, which is a severe condition, where the bowel, bladder, and uterus of a woman might drop onto the vagina, which in turn results in the formation of a bulge through the vaginal canal.

Most Prominent Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Disorders

Women who have fallen prey to this severe health disorder often exhibit some or all of the following symptoms.

  • Urinary issues like the sudden urge to urinate, incomplete emptying of bladder, and painful urination.
  • Constipation, pain, or straining during bowel movements.
  • Discomfort or pain in the rectum or vagina.
  • Bulge in the rectum or vagina.
  • Muscle spasms in pelvis regions.

If you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms, you must immediately visit our free womens clinic and get medical assistance. If you are having a pelvic floor issue, our experienced health care providers will help you to know more about the disease and draft an adequate treatment plan based on your condition.

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    About the Author

    Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

    A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.

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