Otherwise known as male chronic myoneuropathy pelvis pain syndrome, pelvic myoneuropathy is the term given to non-bacterial pelvic pain by men. Pelvic myoneuropathy is a broad term that describes the development of chronic pain in the pelvic. The pain is related to mast cells, nerves and muscles.
Pelvic myoneuropathy tends to affect those with a specific gene type and disposition; the condition usually affects men that are tense and anxious. The condition is also commonly found in allergy prone males. Research shows that men with this disposition tend to tense the pelvic muscles subconsciously.
Pelvic Myoneuropathy symptoms
- Serious trauma to the pelvic region. Can be caused by injury and constant bicycling.
- Constant clenching of deep muscles. This is usually found in those with a nervous disposition, as mentioned in the start.
- Urinary obstruction and constant repetitive strain/trauma.
- Inflammations such as anal fissures.
It is important to note that there are various common and uncommon factors that can cause and affect pelvic myoneuropathy. It is important to see a urologist to rule out bacterial infections and other problems before making any final conclusions as to what the condition is. Consult your doctor before seeking any other medical or non-medical advice for pelvic myoneuropathy treatment .
The word ‘prolapse’, literally means to drop out of place. Therefore when we talk about pelvic prolapse, we refer to the vagina and uterus dropping out of its normal position.
The vagina and uterus are normally kept help secure by the pelvic floor, which is a combination of ligaments and strong muscle tissues. Prolapse can occur when the pelvic floor gets damaged.
Giving birth can reduce the strength of the pelvic floor significantly.
When women get older, the uterus and the pelvic floor get generally tired. This is commonly seen in women who have already experienced menopause.
It is actually quite common to see little to no side effects as a result of pelvic prolapse. In fact, some women do not even discover they have it until they have a routine check-up.
That said some women do feel a sensation of ‘dropping below’, and mild discomfort.
Urinary incontinence can also be directly related to pelvic floor hernias. Pelvic prolapse tends to cause stress incontinence: stress incontinence occurs when the pelvic floor muscles have become weak, which means that significant pressure on the bladder (laughing or coughing) can cause leakage.
Urinary incontinence is the loss of ability to maintain control over the functions of the bladder. It is a highly common problem that currently affects about 50 million people across the world. In many cases, incontinence can be treated in a natural and easy way. It is not always a straightforward fix though.
The bladder is a muscular bag, located in the abdomen, behind the pubic bone. The bladders sole function is to collect and store urine until the body is ready to release it.
The bladder is supported by pelvic floor muscles, which also keep the bladders valve shut. The valve that connects the bladder to the urethra is the only thing that stops people urinating. Therefore, if the muscles that control the valve become damaged of weak, incontinence can occur.
When the bladder becomes full, signals are transmitted to the brain alerting us that the bladder is ready to open and urination is about to begin. If this process gets damaged, you might not be able to tell when you need the toilet. Nerve damage, diseases and spinal injury often causes this type of incontinence.
Two Main Types of Incontinence
Although incontinence can be caused by a variety of different things, we can often divide the different types of incontinence into two main sections.
As previously mentioned, the bladders valve is kept shut by pelvic muscles, which are wrapped around the bladder. If these important muscles become damaged, the bladder becomes unable to stop urine leaking when significant pressure is exerted. This means that if you have weak muscles around the bladder, you may experience leakage during laughing, coughing or other regular ‘day to day’ activities that put strain on the abdominal region.
Urge incontinence occurs when you are unable to put off going to the toilet. Essentially, you will feel a sudden urge to go to the bathroom, but you will be unable to get there in time. Urge incontinence can be highly embarrassing for patients as it is impossible to tell when you will urinate.