(Abstracted from Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2019;25:76–81)
Pelvic floor hypertonic disorder is a neuromuscular condition that causes involuntary spasms of the levator ani muscles, resulting in reproducible pelvic pain during vaginal intercourse or internal pelvic examination. It may act as a primary pain generator, a singular component of pelvic pain, or cause bladder or bowel dysfunction.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, MO (M.A.H., L.M.B., E.Z.D., J.A.S., R.T.F.); and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor Scott & White Health, Temple, TX (J.S.J.)