Updates on the diagnostic tools for evaluation of pelvic floor disorders

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Abstract

Purpose of review

Pelvic floor disorders are common and cause significant morbidity for women. Recent advances in the evaluation of women with pelvic floor dysfunction have improved diagnostic accuracy and, with the development and use of validated patient-reported outcomes, has improved measurement of outcomes important to patients. We describe recent advances in the evaluation and measurement of pelvic floor disorders (PFDs).

Recent findings

We describe recent developments in pelvic floor assessment of women with pelvic floor dysfunction.

Summary

Complex integration of multiple anatomic structures and their function are necessary for pelvic floor function. Although the pillars of a complete assessment are a thorough history and physical exam, diagnostic tools can aid in fleshing out the correct and complete analysis of the patient suffering from PFDs.

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