Dr. Susie Gronski
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BOWEL ISSUES

BOWEL ISSUES

 

BOWEL ISSUES


ARE YOU HULKING IT WHEN YOU’RE GOING NUMBER TWO? DON’T RISK GETTING A HEMORRHOID. HERE’S THE SCOOP ON POOP.

 

CONSTIPATION


Can be due to:

  • Sluggish colon
  • Outlet dysfunction, where muscles around your anus or rectum being unable to relax when pooping
  • Dyssynergic defecation, which is reflexively tightening instead of relaxing your pelvic floor muscles while having a bowel movement
  • Medication side effects
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
 

can result in:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Bloating
  • Excessive gas
  • Difficulty expelling gas
  • Abdominal and lower back pain
  • Rectal pain
  • Anal fissures
  • Feeling full after eating a small meal
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Changes in your mood, since research shows that intestinal health significantly impacts your mood. About 90% of the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter serotonin is found in your gut.

Constipated? Got pelvic pain? Let’s talk. Schedule a 20-minute consult to get your life back on track.

 

Fecal or Gas Incontinence

Fecal or gas incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements resulting in accidental loss of stool or gas from the rectum.


Can be due to:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Childbirth
  • Diet
  • Weak or too tight pelvic floor muscles
  • Pelvic surgery, scars
  • Rectal prolapse, where the rectum migrates towards the posterior wall of the vagina or anus creating an extended pouch where stool can get trapped, leading to feelings of incomplete bowel emptying, straining, pain, and incontinence
  • An autoimmune disorder, such as Sjogren’s Syndrome, which can affect the lining and mucus membranes of the intestinal tract

Worried that you might shart because your pelvic muscles aren’t doing their job? Don’t be. There’s help. Schedule a 20-minute consult with me today.