Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic floor dysfunction is the inability to effectively relax and coordinate your pelvic floor muscles to have a bowel movement. Symptoms include constipation, straining to defecate, having urine or stool leakage, experiencing a frequent need to urinate and, occasionally, pain.  Because the condition is specific to the pelvic floor, it may require a specialist, such as a colorectal surgeon, to offer effective diagnosis and treatment.