The pelvic floor, or levator, muscle and associated organs (vagina, rectum, anus, bladder, urethra) and sphincters (urethral and anal).
Refers to the diaphragm, the sphincter mechanism of the lower urinary tract, the upper and lower vaginal supports, and the internal and external anal sphincters. It is a network of muscles, ligaments, and other tissues that hold up the pelvic organs.
The springy muscular structure within the pelvis that supports the bladder and uterus and through which the baby descends during labour.
hammock-like ligaments and muscles support the reproductive organs.
the muscles, ligaments and connective tissue that make up the bottom of the pelvic cavity.
The floor or sling for the pelvic structures located at the level of the pelvic outlet. The most important structures are the levator ani muscle and the fascial sheaths.
The floor of the abdominal cavity. It pertains to those structures that form the natural bottom of the pelvic and intra-abdominal cavities. For its constituents and anatomy, see text.
The ring formed musle supporting the lower parts of pelvis. The muscles underneath the acts as a supporting sling for the bladder, rectum and reproductive organs.
An area of muscle and connective tissue, similar to a hammock or sling, when functioning properly will support the bladder, uterus and bowel.
muscles which support the bladder, bowel and in women the vagina.
is a muscular structure that plays an important role in maintaining continence in males and female. It forms a "hammock", slung from the front of the pelvis to the back. It supports the organs of the pelvis: the bladder, uterus and the rectum.
A complex layer of muscles beneath the abdominal and pelvic organs that support and help control the functions of the bladder, urethra, vagina, uterus, and rectum.
The supportive network of muscles that extends from the pubic bone to the tailbone with openings for the urethra, the anus and the vagina.
A hammock of muscles which support the pelvic organs.
A hammock of muscles which supports the bowel, bladder and womb.
The pelvic floor is a muscular structure located in the pelvis that helps both males and females maintain continence by supporting the pelvic organs. The pelvic floor organs are the bladder, uterus and rectum.
Fascial and muscular layers which span the boney pelvic outlet lending support to the abdominal and pelvic organs.
The muscles located below the abdominals that support your urethra, bladder and uterus. The exercises you engage while doing Kegels comprise the pelvic floor.
The sling of muscles that forms the soft tissue base to the bony pelvis. These muscles are stretched by childbirth and need to be exercised regularly both during and after pregnancy to improve their tone. See pelvic floor exercises.
The muscles supporting the bladder, uterus and rectum. Strong pelvic floor muscles help to control defecation and urination.
muscles which form a bowl shape in the bottom of the pelvis and support the pelvic organs.
Referring to muscles that cover the pelvic outlet; the pubococcygeals.
the complex of muscles and supporting tissues that closes the space at the bottom of the bony pelvis. Rectum, vagina, neck of the uterus and urethra pass through the fibers of this structure.
The sling of muscles that holds the pelvic organs in place.
The pelvic floor or pelvic diaphragm is composed of muscle fibers of the levator ani, the coccygeus, and associated connective tissue which span the area underneath the pelvis.