PELVIC RELAXATION. PELVIC RELAXATION. trauma to the pelvis stress and pressure on the organs (childbirth) advanced age menopause – decrease in estrogen. Pelvic relaxation. affects the uterus, bladder,vagina and rectum will cause alterations in pelvic support. SYMPTOMS.
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PELVIC RELAXATION • trauma to the pelvis • stress and pressure on the organs (childbirth) • advanced age • menopause – decrease in estrogen
Pelvic relaxation.. • affects the uterus, bladder,vagina and rectum • will cause alterations in pelvic support
SYMPTOMS • Pressure and fullness in the area • Back pain • Tiredness • Symptoms are felt more after the woman stands for awhile
TREATMENT • Conservative : exercise • Surgical : TVT
TAKE HOME MESSAGE • Nurse should provide information about urinary incontinence and pelvic relaxation to women – starting at the childbearing years
TAKE HOME MESSAGE • Nurses should identify women with pelvic relaxation problems EARLY • Nurses should provide emotional support and keep open communication with the women