“Understanding Pelvic Health: When to Seek Help”

January 18, 2024

We are discussing an essential topic that often goes unaddressed – pelvic health. With emphasis on the importance of recognizing when you might have issues down there and the significance of seeking help early. In this  post, we’ll summarize some insights and provide additional information on when and why you should consider consulting a pelvic health professional.


Normal vs. Not Normal:


Here are  some key signs that indicate potential pelvic health issues:


  1. Leaking Urine: Even a few drops of urine when you stand up, cough, sneeze, or laugh are not normal.
  2. Pressure Sensation: Feeling vaginal pressure or as if something is falling out of your vagina can be a sign of a prolapse, which is not normal.
  3. Pelvic Pain: Any degree of pelvic pain, whether during sex, urination, bowel movements, or at other times, should not be dismissed.


We emphasize the importance of early intervention when you notice any of these symptoms. Seeking help as soon as possible can lead to quicker recovery and better outcomes. Waiting for symptoms to worsen can make the treatment process longer and more challenging.


Preventative care is crucial for maintaining pelvic health. Regular visits to a pelvic floor physical therapist for a preventative consult can help you learn exercises and practices to keep your pelvic floor strong. Additionally, we encourage women to take care of themselves as they age, considering factors like hormonal changes, pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause.


Your pelvic health is an essential aspect of your overall well-being. Recognizing and addressing any signs of pelvic health issues early on can make a significant difference in your quality of life. Don’t hesitate to consult a pelvic health professional if you experience symptoms like leaking, pressure, or pain. Prioritizing your pelvic health now can lead to a healthier and happier future.

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