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by Sharon Holroyd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Are inserts advised?
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Are inserts advised?

Generally squats do not cause weakened sphincters although if a weakness is already present in the pelvic floor or sphincter, this type of exercise can make the symptoms seem worse. We would normally advise a structured course of exercises to improve the tone and tolerance of the muscles and sphinct...
by Sharon Holroyd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Prolapse-related ABL
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Prolapse-related ABL

Hi Caz, thank you for sharing your experience. You are right, this is a topic that is not discussed in enough detail with many suffering in silence. There are several surgical options available for prolapse depending on severity, it is worth discussing this with individual medics. Conservative measu...
by Sharon Holroyd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Does coeliac disease and anxiety make ABL worse?
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Does coeliac disease and anxiety make ABL worse?

Anxiety and coeliac can both increase bowel activity and lead to issues as you have described. You mention eating a lot of sweet things – it may be worth checking any artificial sweetner content particularly aspartame or sorbitol as these both increase bowel activity and can lead to a loose stool. A...
by Sharon Holroyd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: How can I improve my situation?
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: How can I improve my situation?

Hi Angela, use of anal inserts / plugs may be an option to consider. They are great at building confidence and ‘plugging’ the leak. Loperamide can easily constipate leaving you with some liquid stool being forced around the constipated areas, similarly laxatives can also be difficult to manage and a...
by Sharon Holroyd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Advice Please

Hi Jon Mucous naturally occurs in the bowel and acts as a lubricant to move stool through the system. I would suggest trying anal plugs to manage the leakage element. Some pelvic floor and sphincter exercises should also be tried to improve the tone and tolerance of the supportive structures of the ...
by Sharon Holroyd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Weak sphincter muscle
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Weak sphincter muscle

Hi Deb Do you still do structured pelvic floor and sphincter exercise to manage the weak sphincter you describe? These can help improve control particularly with high impact exercises such as trampolining. Anal inserts / plugs are also an easy way to manage ABL and build confidence when enjoying lei...
by Sharon Holroyd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Bowel incontinence
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Bowel incontinence

Anything that affects the spinal cord can have an impact on the bowel function and should not be discounted but there are many causes. The transit time of the large bowel should be @ 48 hours, constipation can be soft or hard stool and often we see faecal liquid with a slower or constipated bowel. T...
by Sharon Holroyd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Severe IBS and stress about accidents happening
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Severe IBS and stress about accidents happening

Hi stress or anxiety is always a difficult element to control / treat, stress makes bowel issues worse, bowel issues cause stress!! lifestyle changes, identifying triggers and restricting orremoving them, bowel retraining, trying various ways to reduce any stress can all be useful in managing severe...
by Sharon Holroyd
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Older people
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: Older people

Hi Siobhan Yes as we age the elasticity of the muscles and the sphincters can and do deteriorate. White mucus discharge is usually nothing to worry about, there is an excess of mucus in the bowel lining that dispels. Using wet wipes to clean the anal area after defaecation can ease skin irritation. ...
by Sharon Holroyd
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Accidental Bowel Leakage - Adults
Topic: Sometimes I can’t wait
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: Sometimes I can’t wait

Pelvic floor exercises can help both bladder and bowel, and also improve sphincter function if done correctly. It’s certainly worth revisiting these and following a structured programme for 12 weeks for optimum improvement. Anatomical positioning when in toilet can also help. The rectum is a c shape...
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