How are pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) treated?

Treatment can often help when symptoms are bothersome or restrict a woman’s activities.1,2 Some types of treatments include the following. You can also download or link to our Pelvic Floor Disorders and Common Treatments infographic.

Citations

    1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2017). Pelvic support problems. Retrieved September 4, 2019, from https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Pelvic-Support-Problems external link
    2. Balk, E., Adam, G. P., Kimmel, H., Rofeberg, V., Saeed, I., Jeppson, P., & Trikalinos, T. (2018). Nonsurgical treatments for urinary incontinence in women: A systematic review update. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 212. AHRQ Publication No. 18-EHC016-EF. PCORI Publication No. 2018-SR-03. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. https://doi.org/10.23970/AHRQEPCCER212 external link.
    3. American Urogynecologic Society. (2017). Treatments: Lifestyle & behavioral changes. Retrieved September 4, 2019, from https://www.voicesforpfd.org/about/lifestyle-behavorial-changes/ external link
    4. American Urogynecologic Society. (2017). Bladder control: Treatments. Retrieved November 11, 2019, from https://www.voicesforpfd.org/bladder-control/treatments/ external link
    5. American Urogynecologic Society. (2017). Accidental bowel leakage medicines. Retrieved September 10, 2019, from https://www.voicesforpfd.org/bowel-control/medicines/ external link
    6. American Urogynecologic Society. (2017). Bladder control: Surgery. Retrieved September 4, 2019, from https://www.voicesforpfd.org/bladder-control/surgery/ external link
    7. American Urogynecologic Society. (2017). Pelvic organ prolapse: Surgery. Retrieved September 4, 2019, from https://www.voicesforpfd.org/pelvic-organ-prolapse/surgery/ external link
    8. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. (2018). Treatments for bladder control problems (urinary incontinence). Retrieved September 10, 2019, from https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/urologic-diseases/bladder-control-problems/treatment
    9. American Urogynecologic Society. (2017). Bowel control: Surgery. Retrieved September 4, 2019, from https://www.voicesforpfd.org/bowel-control/surgery/ external link
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