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Colon & Rectal Dysfunction

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Constipation is when a person suffers from infrequent or tough passing of bowels that lasts from several days to several weeks. It is common among adults, and almost everyone experiences it in their lifetime. Although constipation is common, those suffering from chronic constipation may experience excessive straining that interferes with daily life.

Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence, also called bowel or anal incontinence, is the inability to control bowel movements. This causes an unintentional passing of solid or liquid stool or mucus from the rectum. The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) estimates that 18 million+ people in the US suffer from fecal incontinence. It can occur at any age, but it is more common in those over 50 years old. It is also slightly more prevalent among females. 

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The pelvic floor is the group of muscles and ligaments in the pelvic region. The pelvic floor is a support sling for the organs located there, including the rectum. Up to one-half of those suffering from chronic constipation have pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) which is impaired relaxation and coordination of pelvic floor and abdominal muscles during evacuation. 

Rectal Prolapse

Rectal prolapse is a condition when all or part of the rectum wall slides out of place, sometimes protruding from the anus. The rectal lining is a dark red, moist, fingerlike projection. It can create an inability to control bowel movements, causing stool to leak from the rectum

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