Pelvic Floor Disease

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Pelvic Floor Disease

Pelvic floor disease can be indicated by faecal incontinence, faecal leakage or obstructed defecation (i.e., difficulty passing stool).

Dr Jonathan Yong provides pelvic floor diagnostics and investigations to measure anal and pelvic floor function in regard to these problems.

Dr Jonathan Yong provides pelvic floor diagnostics and investigations to measure anal and pelvic floor function in regard to these problems.

Testing for pelvic floor disease can include:

  • Anorectal manometry (a non-invasive procedure to determine how well the rectum and anal sphincters work together)
  • Pudendal nerve terminal motor latency (PNTML) (tests the function of the nerves in your pelvic floor)
  • Anorectal ultrasound

Pelvic floor diagnostics are also helpful in:

  • Assessment of complex anal sepsis and anal fistula disease
  • Assessment of anal function postpartum

Please contact Dr Yong to find out more about these tests.


Common symptoms of pelvic floor disease

If you have been experiencing any of the following symptoms, please contact Dr Yong to arrange an assessment:

Unknowingly leaking stool
Post-defecatory leakage
Use of an incontinence pad
Difficulty holding wind

Common symptoms of pelvic floor disease

Symptoms of obstructed defecation, also known as difficulty passing stool, include:

Manual evacuation or pressing around the perineum
A feeling of needing to pass stool without success
A feeling of incomplete evacuation
Straining for excessive times
‘Rocking’ or positioning on the toilet

Treatments options for pelvic floor disease

Dietary measures
Stool modification
Pelvic floor physiotherapy

Sacral nerve modulation (i.e., stimulating the third sacral nerve with an electrical current in order to improve bladder and bowel function)

Assessment and management of anorectal pathology

(e.g., haemorrhoids, anal warts, anal fissures, anal fistula, etc.)

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Dr Jonathan Yong will arrange appropriate investigations at your consultation.

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Dr Jonathan Yong performs both day and overnight surgery and currently operates out of:

- Ashford Hospital
- Calvary Adelaide Hospital
- Burnside Hospital
- North Eastern Community Hospital

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Frequently Asked Questions

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When should I get a colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is indicated for patients having symptoms concerning for colorectal cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. Screening colonoscopy is indicated for average risk patients at age 50. Newer guidelines recommend screening start at age 45 for African Americans. If a family member has had colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps before the age of 60, it is recommended you start screening 10 years before their age at diagnosis.

Am I sedated for my colonoscopy?

IV Sedation is commonly used for procedures such as colonoscopy and endoscopy. With Intravenous Sedation, sedative drugs are injected into a vein in your arm or hand. The drugs will make you drowsy and relaxed. Most people fall asleep and forget what happened during the procedure but the aim is to put you at ease during the procedure, not to make you unconscious.

Can I go to work the same day I have my colonoscopy? What about the next day?

It is recommended that you take the day off work on the day of your procedure. Some patients who work evenings will also need to take off work the day before the procedure to do the bowel preparation.

Does someone have to be with me for my colonoscopy?

You will need a responsible adult to pick you up upon discharge from the hospital. You are not allowed to drive for 24 hours after your procedure. You are not allowed to take public transport, unless accompanied by an adult for 24 hours after your procedure. You should not make any important decisions, sign legal documents, operate machinery or drink alcohol for 24 hours following the procedure.

Will I have to have clearence from my PCP for colonoscopy or surgery?