Pelvic floor tension myalgia


Overview of pelvic floor tension myalgia

Pelvic floor tension myalgia is chronic pelvic pain caused by muscle tightness. This condition is much more common in women than in men.

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Symptoms of pelvic floor tension myalgia

Pelvic pain, discomfort, or a sensation of heaviness in the lower abdomen or pelvis for six months or longer is one of the main symptoms. Other signs and symptoms of pelvic floor tension myalgia include:

  • Pain that intensifies with certain movements or that is relieved by repositioning the body
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Frequent or painful urination
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Difficulty passing stool
  • Bloating and constipation
  • Lower back pain

The signs and symptoms of pelvic floor tension myalgia vary from woman to woman. Symptoms may begin early in life and worsen over time.