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berlinbaby

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Hi all, have just joined today.

For over a year now have been having a series of problems. I have a lot of urinary frequency after I have a bowel movement. I can feel my pelvic floor muscles tighten and spasm and then I keep needing to go for a wee. I find that this lasts a few hours and sometimes I get urethral burning and vaginal soreness and a tight pain in my rectum. It is miserable. I have been looking online and think my pelvic floor muscles are too tight. I have been to see my GP and he suggested I talk to my gynaecologist as had an appointment coming up. I did try to explain but he seemed to be confused and said he could prescribe me gel for my vagina to deaden the discomfort so I can have sex. He has referred me to the vulva clinic but I want a pelvic floor assessment as feel everything is too tight.

Have other ladies had problems getting doctors to listen to them and is it possible to get an assessment for the pelvic floor muscles on the NHS.

I am starting to feel really miserable and am sure this problem can be treated but i dont want painkillers I want therapy

Any advice would be so welcome

Many thanks

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Yes it is possible to get referral for pelvic floor physio on the NHS.  However not all hospitals offer it and it is only available for certain conditions - prolapse, issues post children etc.

Certainly talk to your gynaecologist about this and ask for a referral.  

Sadly as with many things, its a postcode lottery as to services available and you may need to look at a private PF physio local to you.
berlinbaby

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thanks for your message. I think a lot of doctors and gynaecologists dont really understand the pelvic floor and I am hoping the referral to the vulva clinic will lead to a referral to get my PF assessed. Its annoying as I can see the hospital does this kind of thing but even when I asked for it was not given the referral I wanted but I am hoping the next consultant I see will listen to me, if not I will go private. It's just to annoying as I can feel the muscles tighten and the pain and doctors just seem to think its either an infection or just something to give me painkillers for.
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