Pelvic Floor Muscles

Picture of the location of the pelvic floor muscles

The muscles of the pelvic floor hold the pelvic organs in place. You can notice the pelvic floor muscles most when you squeeze to keep yourself from urinating.

Current as of: June 29, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Donald Sproule MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kirtly Jones MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Elizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine

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