Signs of a pelvic floor disorder you don't want to ignore

December 17, 2019 Providence Women's Health Team


In this article:

  • 1 in 4 women has been diagnosed with a pelvic floor disorder (PFD).

  • Symptoms include incontinence, painful sex, and pelvic pain.

  • A Providence OB/GYN talks about why you shouldn’t ignore these common signs -- and how the right treatment may be life-changing.

One in four women is dealing with PFD. Your doctor can offer modern treatments for pelvic floor disorders that are simple and non-invasive.

Treatment could change your life.

Here’s a look at pelvic floor disorders, their symptoms, and an overview of treatment options.

Don't let myths about pelvic floor disorders keep you from getting the treatment you need.

Learn about treatment options for pelvic floor disorders.


Find a doctor

When a pelvic floor disorder invades your life and affects your health, don’t wait to seek professional help. The multidisciplinary team of experts at Providence offers care for pelvic floor disorders that includes the latest treatments and strategies to help you regain control. You can find a Providence gynecologist using our provider directory.  Or you can search for a primary care doctor in your area. Through Providence Express Care Virtual, you can also access a full range of healthcare services. 


Providence in your inbox

Subscribe to our newsletter to get more educational and inspirational stories from the expert caregivers at Providence.


Related resources

New Treatments Save the Day

Incontinence and what it could mean

How you can use food to keep your bladder healthy

This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

About the Author

The Providence Women's Health team is committed to providing useful and actionable insights, tips and advice to ensure women of all types can live their healthiest lives.

More Content by Providence Women's Health Team
Previous Article
Spotlight on the Women & Children’s Clinical Institute at Providence
Spotlight on the Women & Children’s Clinical Institute at Providence

The Institute ensures that patients receive greater gynecological health, safer deliveries and healthier ne...

Next Article
Fibromyalgia: Seeing the illness behind the pain
Fibromyalgia: Seeing the illness behind the pain

Fibromyalgia is a chronic health condition that causes pain all over the body along with other symptoms. Le...