Pelvic Floor Disorder

Jules E Garbus, MD -  - Colorectal Surgeon

Jules E Garbus, MD

Colorectal Surgeon located in Garden City, NY & Queens, Forest Hills, NY

Pelvic floor disorder means that you can’t control the muscles of your pelvic floor, which can lead to bowel and bladder issues. If you have pelvic floor issues, including fecal or urinary incontinence, contact the office of Jules Garbus MD PC, which has locations in Forest Hills, Queens and Garden City, New York. Click on the online booking tool, or call the office nearest you directly to schedule an evaluation.

Pelvic Floor Disorder Q & A

What causes pelvic floor disorder?

Pelvic floor disorder or dysfunction is a serious condition that affects the muscles and ligaments throughout your pelvic area. These connective tissues work together and act as a sling to provide support to your bowels, as well as to your bladder and reproductive organs. 

But with pelvic floor disorder, you may contract your muscles instead of relaxing them, which can lead to a host of problems. If you have pelvic floor disorder it may be caused by or linked to:

  • Childbirth 
  • Hysterectomy 
  • Nerve damage
  • Rectal prolapse 
  • Obesity or being overweight 

Occasionally, pelvic floor disorder is a learned behavior. If you regularly strain while going to the bathroom, for instance, your muscles become conditioned to function in an abnormal way. 

When should I see a doctor for pelvic floor disorder?

You should come in to the office of Jules Garbus MD PC if you have a history of pelvic floor disorder and haven’t found an effective treatment. Or you should have an exam if you think you may have pelvic floor issues and are experiencing any of the following issues:

  • Urinary or fecal incontinence
  • Pain while urinating or defecating
  • Pelvic muscle spasms 
  • Anal or rectal pressure
  • Chronic constipation
  • Lower back pain
  • Pelvic pain

Women who struggle with pelvic floor disorder may also find that intercourse or inserting tampons can be painful. If any of these symptoms are familiar to you, contact Dr. Garbus for an evaluation. 

What is the treatment for pelvic floor disorder?

Your pelvic floor disorder treatment from the office of Jules Garbus MD PC is tailored to your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms. Dr. Garbus may recommend combining any of the following therapies:

  • Muscle relaxant medication
  • Weight management 
  • Biofeedback 
  • Kegel exercises

If you have abnormalities, such as rectal prolapse, Dr. Garbus may recommend surgery to treat the underlying issue. As a board-certified colorectal surgeon, Dr. Garbus regularly undergoes advanced training in the latest pelvic floor disorder solutions, so you can feel confident that he’s going to find an effective treatment for your needs.

If you have pelvic floor disorder, you can receive comprehensive care at the office of Jules Garbus MD PC. Find out more by booking an exam through the website or over the phone.