Philadelphia and Narberth Main Line Pelvic Pain Treatment Physical Therapists
What is the pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor is a network of muscles, tendons, and ligaments that help support organs such as bladder, uterus and bowels. These muscles play an important role a healthy sex life, urinary function and bowel control.
Common Pelvic Pain Symptoms.
Pelvic Pain is generally described by many medical providers as pain around the lower abdominal region. Pelvic pain can cause many different signs and symptoms including:
Upper/lower abdominal pain, hip pain, back pain
Perineal and tailbone pain
Burning, sharp, shooting, stabbing pain
Pain with sitting (but eases when sitting on a toilet)
Pain with prolonged standing
Vagina, labial, scrotal, penile, anal itching, burning or numbness
Testicular heaviness/ tightness
Rectal/ vaginal pressure (feeling of an object like a golf ball in the rectum/vagina)
Pain with penis or tampon insertion
Pain with gynecologic exams
Decreased sexual function
Erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction
Deep pelvic pain with intercourse
Throbbing ache after intercourse
Lower abdominal discomfort with intercourse
Pain during and after a bowel movement
Diagnoses associated with pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction can include: