Pelvic floor disorders involve a prolapsed, or dropping down, of the bladder, rectum, or uterus. These disorders are typically caused by weakness of or injury to the ligaments, connective tissue, and muscles of the pelvis.
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles, ligaments, and tissues that support the organs of the pelvis—the uterus, bladder, and rectum. If the muscles become weak or the ligaments or tissues are stretched or damaged, the pelvic organs may drop down and protrude into the wall of the vagina. If the disorder is severe, tissues may protrude all the way through the vagina and outside the body.
Pelvic floor disorders typically result from a combination of factors including:
• Heavy Lifting
• Nerve Disorders
• Heredity factors
• Chronic Coughing
• Having a Hysterectomy
• Delivering a baby vaginally
• Frequent straining during bowel movements