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Search found 21 matches
by Sharon Holroyd
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Why is this happening?
Replies: 2
Views: 2017

Re: Why is this happening?

This maybe a weakness in the muscle tone and sphincters essential for continence.. anatomically, the best position to ensure the rectum and anal canal are emptied effectively is to have the knees higher than the hips when sat in a toilet (as long as you have no hip issues). Try balancing your feet o...
by Sharon Holroyd
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Embarrassed and worried
Replies: 1
Views: 919

Re: Embarrassed and worried

Hi Mary There are several devices that may be of help to you, anal plugs which can be worn for several hours continuously, mini irrigation kits which can be used daily to wash out the rectum and anal canal. Cardomen seeds or aloe Vera capsules in the diet can help with excess flatus and bloating. Yo...
by Sharon Holroyd
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Bowel Problems
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: Bowel Problems

Hi Ann The qufora mini system is useful to manage this type of issue, also use of anal plugs which can be worn for 12 hours continuously, another version can be worn for longer. They are not absorbent products but do offer a plug which allows the wearer more control. Also have you ever tried sphinct...
by Sharon Holroyd
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Orlistat
Replies: 1
Views: 955

Re: Orlistat

Hi Cat There are anal plugs that can be helpful with leakage, they are not designed to absorb but can plug and allow the wearer more time to reach a bathroom. Your local Bladder & Bowel specialist service may be able to offer further advice and direct you towards samples to try if they are appro...
by Sharon Holroyd
Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: digestive problems
Topic: How do I manage my bloating?
Replies: 4
Views: 2171

Re: How do I manage my bloating?

have you any other bladder or bowel symptoms? Pain, constipation, diarrhoea?? is the bloating feeling always there or is it different at times of day / month? bloating can be exacerbated by dietry intake, but please let us know more detail so we can advise you appropriately
by Sharon Holroyd
Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: bladder problems
Topic: Weak Bladder
Replies: 5
Views: 2386

Re: Weak Bladder

Hi we would really need to understand your symptoms to be able to offer advice. Bladders often learn behaviours that cause problems, there are a lot of things in diet and fluids that also affect bladder health. Also age is a factor for some people. there is a lot of advice for many bladder symptoms ...
by Sharon Holroyd
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: bowel problems
Topic: Loose Stools
Replies: 4
Views: 2113

Re: Loose Stools

Hi There there are lots of causes for loose stools and as Dr Helen suggests, it is worth checking this out with the GP. Lots of foods and drinks can alter bowel habit, too much of the wrong type of fibre will speed up the gut motility resulting in losse stools. It would be worth keeping a food and b...
by Sharon Holroyd
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: bladder problems
Topic: Bedwetting in a 10 year old
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

Re: Bedwetting in a 10 year old

Hi I would echo Dr Helen's advice and access your local nurse specialist, they can speak with you and your son about management of the issue and find a plan that suits his needs. Your GP surgery should be able to advise who is in your area, most will accept self referrals but some will require a GP ...
by Sharon Holroyd
Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: bowel problems
Topic: Urgency
Replies: 4
Views: 2418

Re: Urgency

Hi Simontink your bowel transit may have slowed and you may be experiencing constipation. make sure you are drinking enough fluid (@ 1.5litres in 24 hours) and look at your diet to ensure you have the balance of soluble & insoluble fibre right (soluble fibre slows the bowel down whereas insolubl...
by Sharon Holroyd
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Topic: IBS back after orthopaedic surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 1213

Re: IBS back after orthopaedic surgery

Hi Catrin Your IBS symptoms will certainly react to surgery, medication and any change to your normal routine. A lot of painkillers given during and following orthopaedic surgery can lead to constipation and increased bloating. Trying to regulate your pattern again may take some time. There are some...
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