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A disorder to consider including on The Mighty - Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic floor dysfunction can happen with different causes and histories. Cerebral Palsy (which I have) is one of the conditions where it can happen. It is tight and/or spasming muscles and abnormal nerve function in the pelvic floor, those that affect the bladder, bowel, and sexual functions. It can affect men and women, more common in women.

I was told for years that I had IBS, that started strangely enough after a fall and broken ankle. I had every test, diet, supplement, doctor and whatnot, to no avail, no relief. Years later (within the past year) I learned it was PFD causing the nearly constant painful symptoms. It is a condition that is not well enough known. There are medications and treatments, including pelvic floor physical therapy. I am slowly getting some improvement and relief.

Most troubling for me is lower abdominal pain and tenesmus. This is the very distressing sensation of feeling a need to poop whether really needing to or not and it feels the same either way. I learned that PFD can be triggered surprisingly by a foot injury due to the way the nerve pathways work. I did notice the problem soon after that injury. It took 10 years to learn this is cause of my distress. Medical professionals need to be more aware of this.

So if anyone of you has something affecting the pelvic area and it is not resolving, look into this and find the right doctors and therapists to work with and hopefully save some time, money, and suffering and get relief. I hope this story is helpful to some of you.

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This week has been a nightmare. I’ts been raining all week and I’ve been in excruciating 😖 pain. Im trying not to lose it. I finally got my transportation last week after months of complaining. So I can start going to pt when I get pain management. My health insurance has been giving me issues with not having providers in my borough and no prescribing physicians. I honestly ask myself how do ppl who know others are suffering and refuse to help, how do they get any sleep at night? I’m so done with all of this. Pelvic pain after surgery two months ago is getting worse. And the insurance gave me a scare yesterday when I opened the mail and saw a termination notice for my home health care. I lost it. I became a blubbering mess, in a corner on my bed sobbing. I cannot do anything. No chores, laundry, groceries without help. Once I reached out to the insurance it was all a misunderstanding, miscommunication. I’ve been dealing with so much the past year and a half, more so the past few months. I don’t even know how I haven’t lost it. I’m tired, really tired. Drained emotionally and physically can’t do much. I have other symptoms as well. I can’t even finish writing this because my hand hurts and it’s becoming numb. I just needed to vent 😥


Does bipolar make you not want to eat when you are down down.

I have been sick and had cancer 5.years ago n #scared . I. Have a eating problem. Going through a 14 year relationship breakup and I am a single mother with #pelvic /radiation /disease. A lot of treatment left me alive but not good.