HOW IS PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of pelvic floor dysfunction requires many things. A good history and physical exam. Several tests help with the diagnosis: anal-rectal manomtery, nerve testing, colonoscopy, and rectal xrays.
HOW IS PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION TREATED?
Depending on the cause, pelvic floor dysfunction has different treatments. Medications can assist if the problem is primarily constipation or diarrhea. If there is an anatomic defect, that can be surgically corrected (rectocele). When poor muscle coordination is found, retraining of the pelvic floor muscles, with biofeedback is helpful. About 75% of people improve with biofeedback.