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Pelvic floor disorders are problems that affect a woman’s pelvic organs -- the uterus (or womb), vagina, bladder, rectum and the muscles that surround and support them.
The two most common problems are:
Women with weakness of the pelvic muscles or tears in the connective tissue may begin to have problems controlling their bladder and bowels. They often describe:
Some women also feel or see tissue coming out of the opening of their vagina. This can be a prolapsing cervix and uterus or the walls of the vagina. It is possible to experience one or several of these signs and symptoms of pelvic floor disorders.
Fortunately, Silver Cross has several doctors on staff who specialize in diagnosing and treating pelvic floor disorders: