The pelvic floor consists of muscle, fascia, and neural tissues. As the name implies, these tissues encompass the floor of the pelvis. Dysfunction of these tissues can lead to one or several symptoms. The most common symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction are erectile, ejaculatory, and orgasm dysfunctions, chronic pain, urinary symptoms, constipation, and a decrease in penile sensitivity. If pain manifests, it can occur in the abdomen, groin, penis, testicles, perineum, anus, rectum, or coccyx without sexual dysfunction.
If you have any of these symptoms, it is difficult to determine if pelvic floor dysfunction is the cause without a full and thorough evaluation. The biggest indicator that the pelvic floor is involved, would be if persistent pain in any of the areas above is occurring. Many of these symptoms can be treated simultaneously, while pelvic floor therapy is used to treat the underlying cause.
If you have any of these symptoms, it’s possible that pelvic floor dysfunction is the cause, or it could be one of several issues. Seeking a full evaluation of all symptoms is the best way to find out and get treatment. Please contact us for a free phone consultation.