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Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFD)
Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) develop when the muscles that support the pelvic organs (known as the pelvic floor) become weak or damaged.
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Both men and women have pelvic floors and can develop PFDs. For women, pelvic floor disorders are often caused by childbirth. While pelvic floor disorders are more common as we get older, they are not a routine part of aging.
At Baystate Health, a multidisciplinary team of experts work to diagnose and treat your symptoms. Our team of pelvic floor specialists includes:
Rely on the women’s health experts at Baystate Health for compassionate, comprehensive care. PFDs can cause personal and painful symptoms, but the right treatment can have a very positive effect on your life.
WHAT ARE PELVIC FLOOR DISORDERS?
The term pelvic floor disorders typically refers to three conditions:
Urinary incontinence, when you can’t control your bladder
- Fecal incontinence, when you can’t control your bowel
- Pelvic organ prolapse, when your uterus, bladder, or bowel may drop through your vaginal canal
Depending on your symptoms, there are a variety of treatment options for pelvic floor disorders, including:
- Physical therapy
- Pelvic floor surgery