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The pelvic floor is a thin but strong sheet of muscle and connective tissue that closes off the pelvic cavity from below. It supports the pelvic organs, which include the urinary bladder, the uterus, cervix and vagina, and the last part of the large bowel (the rectum) in women. In men, it contains the bladder and the rectum.
Magnetic stimulation of rectal nerves could help treat fecal incontinence

Magnetic stimulation of rectal nerves could help treat fecal incontinence

Individualized pelvic physical therapy decreases incontinence, pain in post-prostatectomy patients

Individualized pelvic physical therapy decreases incontinence, pain in post-prostatectomy patients

Pilot study to explore vaginal birth-induced pelvic floor injury and recovery

Pilot study to explore vaginal birth-induced pelvic floor injury and recovery

Patients' health values can impact success of treatment for pelvic floor problems

Patients' health values can impact success of treatment for pelvic floor problems

Loyola launches study to determine factors impacting young women's pelvic health

Loyola launches study to determine factors impacting young women's pelvic health

Sexual dysfunction is a common complication in type 1 diabetes patients

Sexual dysfunction is a common complication in type 1 diabetes patients

Embarrassing symptoms prevent women from seeking treatment for pelvic floor disorders

Embarrassing symptoms prevent women from seeking treatment for pelvic floor disorders

Effective non-surgical treatment options for urinary incontinence

Effective non-surgical treatment options for urinary incontinence

Hysterectomy and mesh support used to repair vaginal prolapse may have similar outcomes

Hysterectomy and mesh support used to repair vaginal prolapse may have similar outcomes

Two-thirds of women over 40 suffer from bladder leakage, research shows

Two-thirds of women over 40 suffer from bladder leakage, research shows

Transobturator sling surgery shows promise for stress urinary incontinence

Transobturator sling surgery shows promise for stress urinary incontinence

Botulinum toxin may offer relief from chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis

Botulinum toxin may offer relief from chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis

Study reveals reasons for delay in pelvic organ prolapse treatment

Study reveals reasons for delay in pelvic organ prolapse treatment

FDA orders surgical mesh manufacturers to stop selling and distributing their products in the U.S.

FDA orders surgical mesh manufacturers to stop selling and distributing their products in the U.S.

Experts in coloproctology will unite to promote global collaboration at 14th Annual ESCP conference

Experts in coloproctology will unite to promote global collaboration at 14th Annual ESCP conference

NSF offers grant to improve treatment approaches for pelvic organ prolapse

NSF offers grant to improve treatment approaches for pelvic organ prolapse

FDA warns Total Thermal Imaging for illegally marketing unapproved thermography device

FDA warns Total Thermal Imaging for illegally marketing unapproved thermography device

FDA warns doctor for illegally marketing unapproved implantable device

FDA warns doctor for illegally marketing unapproved implantable device

Researchers compare treatment options for fecal incontinence

Researchers compare treatment options for fecal incontinence

UTA bioengineers aim to develop new method to repair vaginal prolapses in early stages

UTA bioengineers aim to develop new method to repair vaginal prolapses in early stages