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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Pelvic Floor Disorders:


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Q: What are pelvic floor disorders?


A: Pelvic floor disorders refer to a range of conditions that affect the pelvic area's muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues. Common examples include urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain. These disorders can lead to various symptoms and impact daily life.


Q: What are the causes of pelvic floor disorders?


A: Pelvic floor disorders can have multiple causes. Some common factors include age, pregnancy and childbirth, hormonal changes during menopause, obesity, chronic constipation, previous hysterectomy and certain medical conditions. However, each case is unique, and it's essential to consult a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis.



Q: What are the available treatment options for pelvic floor disorders?


A: Treatment options for pelvic floor disorders depend on the specific condition and its severity. Non-surgical approaches may include lifestyle modifications, pelvic floor exercises, and medication. Surgical interventions, such as pelvic floor reconstruction or laparoscopic procedures, may be recommended in more complex cases. Dr Rénardo Lourens and our team will assess your condition and discuss your most suitable treatment options.



Q: How long does the recovery process take after pelvic floor surgery?


A: The recovery period varies depending on the type of surgery and individual factors. It's important to follow post-operative instructions provided by your healthcare provider, which may include restrictions on physical activity and proper wound care. Our team will guide you through recovery, monitor your progress, and provide ongoing support to ensure a smooth healing journey.


Q: Can pelvic floor disorders be managed long-term?


A: Yes, pelvic floor disorders can mostly be effectively managed long-term. With the right treatment plan and ongoing care, many women experience significant improvement in their symptoms and quality of life. Our team emphasises a personalised approach to long-term management, which may include regular follow-ups, pelvic floor exercises, and lifestyle modifications to maintain pelvic health.


Q: How can I support my own pelvic health?


A: Supporting your pelvic health involves adopting healthy habits and taking proactive measures. This includes maintaining a balanced diet, staying physically active, practising pelvic floor exercises, managing weight, avoiding smoking, and promptly addressing any underlying medical conditions. Our team can guide specific lifestyle modifications tailored to your needs.

 

At our clinic, informed patients are empowered patients. We understand you may have questions and concerns about pelvic floor disorders, treatment options, recovery, and long-term management. Our patient resources section aims to address these common queries and provide you with reliable information. However, please note that the answers provided here are general in nature. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr Rénardo Lourens or our team for personalised advice and guidance.


Remember, you are not alone in your journey towards better pelvic health. We are here to provide the support, resources, and expertise you need to make informed decisions and improve your quality of life. If you have additional questions or need further assistance, please reach out. Together, we will navigate this path towards optimal pelvic well-being.



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