Pelvic Floor Symptoms Pelvic Floor Symptoms

Signs that your pelvic floor may need help

  • Unwanted loss of urine that is associated with an activity (for example, when you cough, sneeze or jump) or an urgent need to go to the washroom
  • Unwanted loss of feces/stool
  • Feeling of unwanted pelvic pressure and/or heaviness
  • Needing to go to the washroom more than 5-8 times a day
  • An uncomfortable sensation of needing to urinate that won’t go away
  • Waking up at night to go to the washroom that disturbs your sleep
  • Bedwetting (over the age of 5)
  • Bowel movements that are difficult to pass or are less frequent than three times a week
  • Pain during sexual activity
  • Itching and/or burning in the pelvic region
  • Difficulty wearing pants or underwear
  • Painful pelvic/speculum exams
  • Frequent urinary tract infections or yeast infections
  • Hip, low back, sacroiliac joint and/or pelvic girdle pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain with sitting
  • Altered genital sensation
  • Scrotal/penile pain
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Pain during or after ejaculation
  • Tailbone (coccyx) pain (coccydynia)
  • Anorectal disorders
  • Dyssynergic defecation
  • Urinary hesitancy or retention
  • Abdominal and groin pain
  • Painful periods
  • Unwanted genital arousal
  • Pregnancy
    • prevent and treat incontinence or pelvic girdle pain
    • optimize labour and deliver
    • minimize trauma to your pelvic floor

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