Something Is Not Right Down There

Your pelvic floor muscles are deeply situated in your pelvis region. The is region is located at the lower part of your abdomen between both hip bones. Your bladder, rectum and vagina is located in these are. This is why if the muscles are weak this area the symptoms that you have can be lead back to your vagina, rectum or bladder.   Once the muscles become weak, a handful of problems can happen. Problems can happen independently but they can co-exist together and decrease your quality of life.

The key to preventing the problems from getting severe is early detection. In addition pelvic floor exercises such as kegel can prevent pelvic floor muscle weakness.

Since most of these problems are cause from damage to the pelvic floor muscles due to pregnancy and childbirth, you can avoid injury by starting to strengthen the muscles prior to delivery Your doctor will be able to advice you on when to start exercising before and after delivery of you new born.

If you are worried that you might have pelvic floor weakness, any of these 6 tell-tale signs should be able to let you know something is not right down there.

You Accidentally Leak Urine


One major sign of weak pelvic floor is the inability to hold your urine while doing simple everyday activities. Laughing, sneezing, and coughing makes you accidentally leak urine. Even exercising triggers the same thing.

Such movements create an increase  pressure in your bladder. And with your pelvic floor muscles unable to tighten properly and sufficiently, accidental leakage happens.


You Are Not Able to Reach The Toilet In Time


Weak pelvic floor muscles can also cause urge incontinence. This is when you have that urgent need to go to the toilet but suddenly feels your urine leaking.

Most of the time, it’s caused by the muscles of the bladder becoming over or under active.


You Feel A Bulge In Your Vagina


Feeling like there’s something in your vagina can mean a prolapse of your vagina or uterus.. It’s a common condition in women who’ve given birth or had a hysterectomy. If you gave birth to large baby or multiple babies the extra pressure can severely traumatize the pelvic floor resulting in prolapse vagina and or uterus.

It results from the weakening of the pelvic muscles and the tissues supporting the organ. When there’s not enough support, the vagina falls out of place.

For most women, vaginal prolapse can feel like they are sitting on an egg or a grapefruit, making it hard for them to sit down or walk.


You Feel Pain In Your Pelvic Area


Pelvic floor weakness can also come with pain which can be mild or severe. If you feel consistent discomfort on the area, it’s a good idea to get it checked. Pelvic pain can also be a sign of infection.


You You Find It Hard To Control Your Bowel


Experiencing a leaky stool is both embarrassing and worrying. Since your pelvic floor muscles should be able to relax and contract to help you properly eliminate stool, finding yourself racing for the toilet can mean something wrong in the area.

Take note that fecal incontinence isn’t always related to weak pelvic floor muscles. It can also happen with multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease and diabetes. Women who are in their post-menopausal stage can experience the same thing, too.


You Accidentally Pass Gas


Apart from having leaky stool, the inability to hold wind or accidentally passing it can also be a sign of weak pelvic floor muscles. It can happen even with basic movements, such as bending or even lifting.


Your Tampon Keeps Falling Out


There are different tampon sizes and the right size for you will depend on your flow. However, if you feel that your tampon is falling out despite not having a really heavy flow, it could be a sign that something’s wrong in the tone of your pelvic floor muscles.

The muscles in the area should be able to hold your tampon or even menstrual cup in place.


You Feel Less Sensation During Sex


Experts often suggest women to be more physically active and to engage in exercise if they want to enhance their sexual satisfaction. This is because damaged or weakened pelvic floor muscles may lead to a reduced sensation in the area. Feeling pain during sexual activity can also happen with pelvic floor weakness.


In Conclusion

They symptoms are very common among post menopausal women and women who have multiple children. Pelvic floor weakness can be managed and treated without surgery. Serious complications can be avoided with early intervention. This makes it important for you to pay more attention to your body. If you feel any of the signs and symptoms mentioned above, don’t hesitate to see your doctor right away.

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