Common signs that can help you identify whether your pelvic floor needs some attention are:
Leaking urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, jump, run, walk, exercise or during sex A sudden and urgent need to pee or have a bowel movement, that may include leaking Going to the toilet too often (more than 8 times a day) Regularly getting up at night to pee Reduced feeling or sensation during sex A feeling of heaviness, as if something was bearing down, in the pelvis or abdomen Lower back pain
Pelvic floor exercises are commonly recommended to start working out the muscles. Strengthening them will improve control of your bladder and bowel and reduce the chances of leaking. With regular pelvic floor exercises, the muscles will become stronger.
If you are experiencing any of the above issues or complications and believe they may be a result of pelvic floor disorder, it is advisable to discuss your symptoms with either a GP, a pelvic floor therapist, or your healthcare provider in order to assess your symptoms and receive a proper diagnosis.