Other Pelvic Floor Disorders

While Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a common Pelvic Floor Disorder (PFD), there are other conditions that affect the pelvic floor. PFDs occur when pelvic muscles or connective tissues are weakened and are unable to provide the support needed for pelvic organs.

Bladder Control

Urinary incontinence and bladder control issues are a common problem facing women. Bladder control problems affect 30 to 50% of women, according to the American Urogynecologic Society.

Some types of bladder control issues include:

  • Urine leakage
  • Frequent urination
  • Inability to hold urine long enough to reach the restroom
  • Urine leakage that occurs in connection with specific actions like sneezing, coughing, or laughing

Bowel Control

Bowel control issues can be difficult to discuss, but according to the American Urogynecylogic Society, one out of every 12 adults in the U.S. encounter this problem.

Here are some facts about bowel problems:

  • Women are more likely to have this issue than men
  • They can be caused by health problems or chronic illnesses
  • About 18 million adults in the U.S. are affected
  • Bowel control issues can occur at any age