Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) are treatable medical conditions that affect at least one third of women 55 years and older, according to the American Urogynecologic Society. PFDs occur when the pelvic organs improperly function or aren’t supported within the body. PFDs weaken muscles that support the pelvic organs.
Common symptoms of pelvic floor disorders:
- Feeling like you are sitting on a ball
- Frequent need to go to the bathroom
- Inability to “hold it”
- Leaking while laughing or sneezing
- Pain or pressure in the vagina
- Needing to urinate during hours of sleep
- Painful urination
- Bed-wetting or leaking urine while sleeping
- Weak urine stream
- Uncomfortable tampons or tampons that fall out
Robotic reconstructive surgery may be beneficial to women suffering from these symptoms.