Pelvic floor dyssynergia

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What is pelvic floor dyssynergia?

Pelvic floor dyssynergia is a condition in which the external anal sphincter and the puborectalis muscle contracts rather than relaxes during an attempted bowel movement. There is the sensation of incomplete emptying of the rectum. Normal bowel movements involves relaxation of both of these muscles.

Common symptoms reported by people with pelvic floor dyssynergia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with pelvic floor dyssynergia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pelvic floor dyssynergia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pelvic floor dyssynergia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Heating pad/Hot Shower on Massage)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with pelvic floor dyssynergia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pelvic floor dyssynergia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pelvic floor dyssynergia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pelvic floor dyssynergia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pelvic floor dyssynergia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hyperactivity
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Heating pad/Hot Shower on Massage)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
losing train of thought
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pelvic floor dyssynergia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pelvic floor dyssynergia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 9
30s 25
40s 24
50s 19
60s 14
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 11
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 15
Female 84

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 39
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from pelvic floor dyssynergia patients who have completed their condition history
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