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.

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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