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Search found 20 matches
by Debbie Gordon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Weak sphincter muscle
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Re: Weak sphincter muscle

Thank you for posting a question. It sounds as though you have a degree of pelvic floor weakness. If you haven't already I would suggest that you ask your GP to refer you to your local Bladder and Bowel team who will be able to assess you and offer holistic advice and treatment. Pelvic floor exercis...
by Debbie Gordon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Advice Please

Thank you for posting a question. You would benefit from discussing the Renew Insert with your GP as it helps to manage the symptoms that you describe. The Renew insert is available via prescription and is easy to use, it comes in two sizes with an applicator. The starter kit contains both sizes wil...
by Debbie Gordon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Are inserts advised?
Replies: 2
Views: 938

Re: Are inserts advised?

Thank you for posting a question. Squats are an effective exercise and should not weaken the anal sphincter if performed correctly. They should be performed without putting undue pressure on the pelvic floor. If you already have a weak pelvic floor (e.g having problems with bladder / bowel control o...
by Debbie Gordon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: Metformin and Diarrhoea
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: Metformin and Diarrhoea

You don't mention if you are experiencing unexpected leakage as well as the urgency but I suspect this may be the case. Whilst you try and find a long term solution as recommended previously you may find it helpful to try an anal insert / plug which provides reassurance and enables you to manage the...
by Debbie Gordon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: general
Topic: Bowel Question
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: Bowel Question

You would probably benefit from trans anal irrigation to help manage the constipation. Your GP can refer you to your local Continence Service who will be able to teach you how to do it at home.
by Debbie Gordon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: general
Topic: Abdominal pains
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: Abdominal pains

It could be constipation or poor defecation dynamics (the position you sit in on the toilet) Recommend speaking to your GP who may refer you to a Specialist Continence Physiotherapist.
by Debbie Gordon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: IBS constipation
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: IBS constipation

Hi Kathleen, Constipation can be effectively relieved and managed by trans anal irrigation. It may be worth you speaking to your GP or local continence service about this treatment that you can be taught to do at home.
by Debbie Gordon
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Why is this happening?
Replies: 2
Views: 1657

Re: Why is this happening?

You may benefit from a referral to your local continence service or specialist physiotherapist. They will be able to assess your pelvic floor tone and design an exercise program to help you. They also have detailed knowledge of products that can help you to manage leakage such as anal inserts or plu...
by Debbie Gordon
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Sometimes I can’t wait
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Re: Sometimes I can’t wait

You may also benefit from speaking to your GP and asking to be referred to your continence service. They will be able to help you with Pelvic Floor Exercises and also explore the possibility of using containment products such as anal inserts or plugs which can be worn between bowel movements and lim...
by Debbie Gordon
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Older people
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: Older people

It would be worth speaking to your GP and asking to be referred to your local continence service so that you can be taught how to strengthen your muscles. They will also be able to discuss potential aids that may help you to manage the symptoms such as anal inserts or plugs which can be worn between...
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