Pelvic Health Disorders
Pevlic Health Disorders (PHDs) include conditions such as menorrhagia, fibroid tumors, pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence – and they're a lot more common than more people realize.
Whatever a woman's age, the health of her reproductive and urinary organs is important. Many women don't think about their pelvic health until it's time to schedule an annual gynecologic exam – unless they're experience a problem.
PHDs occur in the pelvic region – the vagina, uterus, urethra and bladder. With every pregnancy, deliver and decade, a woman's organs can shift, hormones will fluctuate and the risk of pelvic health issues increases. These disorders can plague women with uncomfortable, painful and embarrassing symptoms, and significantly affect their quality of life.
- Do you feel heaviness in your lower abdomen, almost as if something within you is dropping, or unexplained pelvic pressure or pain?
- Does a little urine escape when you laugh, sneeze or cough?
- Do you tend to limit your activities when you have your period for fear of having an “accident?”
- Do you experience severe cramps or heavy bleeding each month?
- Is sexual intercourse painful?
- Do you have trouble inserting or retaining tampons?
- Are you often constipated?
If you answered "yes" to any of these and think you may have pelvic health condition, it's important to get a proper diagnosis. You need to see a doctor with experience in treating such disorders.