Experiencing painful periods
Painful bowel movements or urination, especially during menstruation
Painful sex. Difficulty becoming pregnant
Heaviness in pelvic region
More about ENDOMETRIOSIS
Endometriosis is the presence of the endometrial like tissue outside the uterus, and occasionally in the gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, lungs and nerves which can result into chronic and inflammatory reaction. This can cause pain and discomfort during menstruation, vaginal deep penetration with sex, gynecological examinations, inserting tampons and can also result into infertility.
Any of below factors can lead to the abnormality of the suppleness of the levator ani muscles and the connective tissues causing failure to the support and resulting into prolapse of the organ.
Increasing intra-abdominal pressure
Increasing body mass index
Connective tissue disorders
As Pelvic floor physical therapists, while we cannot decrease the number of endometriosis adhesions, but we can help with alleviating the resultant pain.
Our Endometriosis treatment include
Manual therapy to the perineal and or pelvic region
Therapeutic exercises to either strengthen or loosen muscles to improve flexibility
Biofeedback internally or externally
Electrical Stimulation internally or externally
Graded introduction to dilators to improve vaginal penetration