Pelvic Floor Disorders
Fecal incontinence, also called bowel or anal incontinence, is the unexpected passing of solid or liquid stools from your rectum. You may have a strong urge to have a bowel movement and not be able to control it.
Our team will listen, explain and work together to help manage and treat your fecal incontinence with treatments such as diet changes, medicines, bowel training and exercises to train your pelvic floor muscles.
According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, part of the National Institutes of Health, constipation is a condition in which you may have fewer than three bowel movements a week. For many people, constipation means they strain to have bowel movements, their stools are hard, dry, or lumpy, difficult or painful to pass; or they have a feeling that not all stool has passed.
Diagnosing the cause for constipation often requires a medical history and physical exam. Your doctor will determine if an underlying disorder is causing constipation, and treatment will be directed toward the specific causes.
Our team will listen, explain and work together to help manage and treat or prevent your constipation by making changes to what you eat and drink, being more active, or taking over-the-counter medicines. If these treatments don’t work, your physician may prescribe a medicine or suggest biofeedback or surgery.
It is important to understand that you should see your doctor if you have any recent change in your bowel habits, if persistent, may be cause for concern.
Rectal prolapse occurs when the rectum (the last part of the large intestine) slides out of place and sticks out through the anus. Rectal prolapse can lead to fecal incontinence.
Our team will listen, explain and work together to help you decide on the best treatment or surgical options based on your age, physical condition, extent of the prolapse and results of tests.
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain is pain in your pelvic region (the area below your belly button and above your hips) that lasts for at least 6 months. Prostatitis is a common cause of pelvic pain in men. Common causes of chronic pelvic pain in women include gynecologic conditions such as: endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease and uterine fibroids.
Chronic pelvic pain is not an easy thing to live with. Our team will listen, explain and work together to determine the cause and manage the treatment of the pain.
Call our Digestive Health Nurse Navigator for questions about your condition and how we can help at (925) 947-3322
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