Can diastasis recti cause pelvic floor disorder, or is diastasis recti simply associated with pelvic floor disorder, or neither? These are the questions that have consumed me the last few days. Why? Beats me. It’s like an uncatchy song stuck in my head. Nevertheless, the questions are important. If diastasis recti (DRA) can CAUSE pelvic … Continue reading Does Diastasis Recti Cause Pelvic Floor Disorder?
How common is pelvic floor disorder? The answer’s complicated. Actually, that’s an understatement. It’s really really complicated. First, the term is broad and encompasses many different disorders, ranging from occasional urinary incontinence to constipation to pelvic organ prolapse, among others. Next, studies struggle with defining a threshold at which symptoms become a disorder and with … Continue reading How Common is Pelvic Floor Disorder
If you suspect something is not quite right “down there,” what should you do? I always recommend seeing the vagina expert, also known as your gynecologist. However, it’s your vagina, so you should do a little recon ahead of time. Going into a doctor’s appointment with a good idea of what ails you will help … Continue reading How to Evaluate Your Pelvic Floor
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