Anorectal dysfunction is a term used to describe a set of disorders that result from pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic floor dysfunction arises when the muscles that support and control the bladder and bowel (as well as the uterus in women) become weakened. As a result, anorectal conditions such as fecal incontinence and constipation occur. Urinary and gynecological disorders can also appear, and may be treated by a urologist or a gynecologist, respectively.
Common causes of pelvic floor dysfunction include:
Symptoms may include:
Pelvic floor dysfunction is often diagnosed through a review of your symptoms and medical history, as well as a physical examination.
In the majority of cases, anorectal dysfunction—as well as overall pelvic floor dysfunction—can be successfully treated without surgical intervention. Treatments may include:
Symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction can be uncomfortable and disruptive to your everyday life, and we want to take the steps needed to get you back to living your healthiest life. At Digestive Healthcare Center, we will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan with your unique situation in mind. We are proud to provide comprehensive gastroenterology care in Hillsborough, Somerville, and Warren. If you can’t make it to the office, you can discuss your symptoms with one of our gastroenterologists via a telemedicine virtual visit.
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