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Many problems of the pelvic floor can be helped with simple self-help measures and behavioral or dietary changes.
Just as there are different types of pelvic floor disorders, there is no one-size-fits all treatment for pelvic floor disorders. The clinicians in the Pelvic Floor Disorders Center at Massachusetts General Hospital work with patients to develop individualized treatment plans for each patient based on her specific needs and issues. However, if you're struggling with a pelvic floor disorder, there are a number of self-help measures you can take to supplement your clinical plan.
Many women suffer in silence with problems related to the pelvic floor organs, but this is not necessary. If you experience any symptoms that affect your daily activities, you should see a specialist. These symptoms may include:
The Pelvic Floor Disorders Center at Mass General is a multidisciplinary team of gastroenterologists, gynecologists, colorectal surgeons and nurse practitioners. This team works together to evaluate patients to determine the best course of therapy. The Pelvic Floor Disorders Center offers a range of non-surgical options, including bladder training, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, medication, vaginal support rings and weighted cones to help address pelvic floor disorders. When non-surgical options fail or the patient prefers surgery, the most advanced, minimally invasive procedures are offered. Learn more about pelvic floor disorders.
For information on pelvic floor disorders or to make an appointment, visit Mass General's Pelvic Floor Disorders Center.
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