Pelvic floor dysfunction can be caused by trauma such as very bad pelvic accident which directly affects the pelvic area and the muscles that are involved.
KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital Obstetrician and Gynaecologist consultant Dr Patricia Lim Su Lyn disclosed that it could be child birth – as it could be the use of forceps which pose a higher risk as it tears through and through the muscles from behind the vagina to the anus.
“Patient may experience difficulty holding the urine, wind or faeces. If the repair is not done properly, then the patient can get fecal incontinence.”
“Even with normal delivery, if the baby is really big, or the person helping the mother to deliver is not very skilled in terms of protecting the perineum, then a woman can get pelvic floor dysfunction.”
The other reason could be inherent laxity – age wise after 50’s and after menopause, the lack of estrogen which can cause stress incontinence.
“Although it was a very traumatic delivery but if repair is done properly, then the patient is sent back with stool softeners and told to do pelvic floor exercises and reassessed back.The Health