The menstrual cycle starts on the first day of one period to the first day of the next. This duration is not the same for every woman...
Faecal urgency occurs when the arrival of faeces in the rectum causes strong contractions and unexpected anal relaxation.
It is particularly common in patients with ‘irritable’ bowels, because the rectum is more sensitive to distension. If the sphincter is weak, this may cause Faecal incontinence.
Pelvic organ prolapse is common, and some degree of prolapse is seen in 50% of women who have given birth.
Women with prolapse can experience a variety of pelvic floor symptoms and depending on the diagnosis. Treatments can include surgery, mechanical devices and conservative management.