childbirth and bowel leakage

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by Guest Posts on Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:50 am

childbirth and bowel leakage

Does childbirth make females with MS more prone to worse bowel leakage if it's already a problem?
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by Polly Weston on Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:50 pm

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Hi Sarah

Following pregnancy and birth can damage the pelvic floor muscle and so this is likely to impact on an existing ABL.

Treatment is available from your local community NHS bladder and bowel service. It can be accessed via GP referral or NHS choices. Then, a specialist nurse or physio can assess and teach specific pelvic floor muscle exercises to support you to improve your pelvic floor strength and tone.

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