Faecal Incontinence / Loss of Bowel Control
Occurs when there is weakness in your pelvic floor muscles and changes in your stool consistency.
Defecation Dyssynergia (Anismus)
Pelvic floor muscle dyssynergia is the condition where the external anal sphincter and the puborectalis muscle of the pelvic floor muscles contract rather than relaxes during an attempted bowel movement.
Common symptoms include: incomplete emptying of rectum after defecating, sensation of pushing against a blockage, fecal loading or impaction and soiling of liquid feaces.
Male pelvic pain is any pain or discomfort in the pelvis, perineum, anus, testes, scrotum or penis. The pain can be made worse with sitting, with a full bladder, with intercourse or on ejaculation.
Some of the causes of chronic pelvic pain in males include; spasms or tense pelvic floor muscles, irritation or compression of a nerve, infection of the prostate or bladder or injury/trauma to the pelvis.
Solution: individualised program, which may include; pelvic floor muscle relaxation exercises, whole body relaxation and trigger point therapy.
Peyronies disease occurs when scar from a trauma has not been reabsorbed into the circulatory system but sits in the erectile tissue and hardens over time. It can occur more commonly if there is a familial history of connective tissue disorders, this hardening is called a plaque. The thickened tissue can develop as a result of trauma during intimacy, during life or develop over time without incident.
If the thickened tissue progresses it can result in curvature of the penis which may contribute to painful intimacy or difficulty maintaining an erection.
Therapeutic Ultrasound is showing promising evidence as an effective conservative treatment to reduce the size and progression of these plaques.
At Pelvic Health Melbourne we use therapeuic Ultrasound which directs the sound waves through the area of thickened tissue to commence reducing the plaque size and thickeness. We Ultrasound the area for 10 minutes 2-3 times a week over 4 weeks and track changes to the plaque area.
The patient will then use Vit E oil to massage into the plaque area on the day of treatment and the day after to help maintain the softened tissue and help remove the tissue that has broken down.
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