Pelvic floor problems are common and aren’t picky about the gender of the person who has them. Pelvic therapy can help men and women alike. It will address both stress and urge urinary incontinence, as well as fecal incontinence.
Stress incontinence is when you pee a little (or a lot) when you sneeze, cough, laugh, run or do other activities. It is annoying, and can be a big enough problem to interfere with your everyday life. Urge incontinence is what happens when you have an urge to go to the bathroom. It can happen when you think about urinating, with running water. The urge can be so great that you can’t get undressed fast enough when in the bathroom. Neither of these incontinences are gender specific, but have different causes depending on gender that can be addressed with pelvic therapy.
Fecal incontinence is when materials from your bowels leaks. It can be just a little bit of something when you use the bathroom when you haven’t had a bowel movement, to being unable to hold the bowels and have accidents.
Pelvic issues in men are usually because of urinary incontinence or because of problems when having sex. It can also be because of pain at either time as well, including pain in the penis, testes or pelvic area.
Pelvic issues in women are usually because of the incontinence issues above, bladder pain, feeling like they have a urinary tract infection when they don’t or pelvic pain when there is deep penetration during sex or during a pelvic exam.
Don’t suffer in silence. See your doctor about your issues and ask about whether pelvic therapy can help you. Your gynecologist or proctologist can help you figure out a course of treatment that works best for you. It should include pelvic therapy. It can help with your issue whether you’re male or female, and can improve your life!
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