Diagnosis of Pelvic Floor Disorders
At Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Pelvic Floor Program, each patient is assessed through a medical history, physical examination and additional tests to further conclude the cause and type of pelvic floor disorder.
Treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders
Pelvic floor dysfunction can often be successfully treated and improve the patient’s quality of life. Treatments include:
- Lifestyle modification
- Bowel regimen to improve bowel function
- Biofeedback: This noninvasive procedure is a common treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction, done with the help of a physical therapist. Using special sensors and monitors, the patient attempts to relax and contract pelvic floor muscles. The therapist then provides feedback and works with the patient on improving his or her muscle coordination.
- Relaxation or Exercises: Your physician or physical therapist may recommend relaxation techniques such as meditation, warm baths, yoga and exercises.
- Medication: In some cases, your physician may prescribe a low-dose muscle relaxant to deal with pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Surgery: In special cases, surgery might be the best option to repair and build back pelvic floor support. Occasionally, your surgeon may decide to inject Botox to relax the pelvic floor muscle.