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Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders
At Mass General Hospital, our multidisciplinary team of pelvic health specialists works together to address the complex and often interconnected problems underlying pelvic floor disorders. Our goal is to return every patient to health and well-being.
Approximately 80 percent of those who suffer from disorders of the pelvic floor are women. Pelvic floor disorders are typically a consequence of obstetrical delivery. Muscle strain is common during labor and delivery. This can cause problems years later, as those muscles weaken and are further stressed by weight gain.
Other causes of pelvic floor disorders include:
Learn more about types of pelvic floor disorders
Learn more about treatment options available at Mass General
Pelvic floor disorders are under-reported and under-diagnosed. That’s because many patients are uncomfortable talking about their symptoms or assume these problems can’t be corrected. You can use the following questions as a guide to help discuss pelvic floor disorders symptoms with your patient:
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