What Are Pelvic Floor Disorders?
Pelvic floor disorders are a group of conditions that affect the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor consists of the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue in the pelvis that support your pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum).
The pelvic floor prevents your organs from falling or protruding outside your body and plays an important role in how your organs work. When the pelvic floor muscles or connective tissue are torn or do not work properly, the pelvic organs may not function correctly and you may develop symptoms of a pelvic floor disorder.
The three main types of pelvic floor disorders are:
Other related disorders that Northwestern Medicine pelvic floor specialists frequently treat: