Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction affects muscles inside the vagina that help control bodily functions including urination, defecation and sexuality.
Like any muscle in the body, the muscles normally work automatically without causing pain or loss of function. In a condition caused pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (also called pelvic floor spasm or hypertonus), the muscles are overly tense and spastic and can cause pain with physical activity, intercourse, urination or defecation. A specialist can diagnose this condition and work with a physical therapist to treat these muscles with medications and pelvic floor physical therapy, aimed at restoring comfort and returning life to normal.