Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can lead to a number of symptoms and complaints. These symptoms may occur in men and up to one-third of women. Many of these conditions lead to poor self-esteem, withdrawal from physical activity and maybe most significantly withdrawal from social situations and personal relationships.
PFD may be “idiopathic,” meaning that no cause is identified; however risk factors that can increase the risk of PFD include:
- Prior Surgery (for example hysterectomy in women, prostate surgery in men)
- Child birth
- Pelvic trauma