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For the boys..

Men have pelvic floor’s too!

It’s perhaps even more embarrassing for men to come forward with these issues – but they are prevalent in guys too. Complete the Chronic Prostatitis Symptoms Questionnaire to assess yourself – and take the results to your pelvic floor physio appointment!

This is how pelvic floor problems present for the boys..

Continence issues in the form of

  • Over active bladder
    strong urges to urinate that are difficult to delay, increased frequency of urinating, often at night also, stress experienced around being able to urinate regularly
  • Urge urinary incontinence
    leaking due to a strong urge to urinate that you can’t delay
  • Post micturation dribble
    dribbling more a few minutes after urinating
  • Stress urinary incontinence
    leaking due to pressure e.g. from a cough (most common after surgery / radiotherapy)
  • Fecal incontinence
    fecal urgency with leaking of gas or stool, or post defecation soiling
  • Constipation

Pain in the form of

  • Chronic pelvic pain syndrome / benign prostatodynia
    Chronic prostate symptoms without infection – pelvic floor dysfunction is the cource of 80% of this diagnosis
  • Pudental neuralgia
    pain in the anus / perineum / genitals
  • Coccydynia
    tail bone pain
  • Pain pre / post ejaculation

Erectile dysfunction defined as

“the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance”

In the form of

  • Reduced ability to gain an erection
  • Reduced ability to maintain an erection
  • Reduced ability to climax

Post surgery

Any of the above pain, sexual or continence issues can occur post the following surgeries

  • TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate)
  • Radical prostatectomy
  • Colo-rectal surgeries
  • Gastroenterological surgeries
  • Hip, pelvic or lower back orthopedic surgery

 

Pelvic floor physio can investigate and address the cause of these issues. Contact me with questions or book an appointment today!