Bowel Dysfunction

Bowel Dysfunction is the involuntary loss of feces or difficulty evacuating stool due to weak pelvic muscles or damage to the anal sphincter muscle during childbirth.

Less than half the women with bowel dysfunction seek medical help because of embarrassment. With the proper diagnosis, successful treatments are available.


Medicine & diet modifications may decrease flow of stool and improve bowel control.

Physical Therapy is also effective for bowel dysfunction. Biofeedback therapy is used to strengthen the anal sphincter muscles.

Surgery may be necessary to repair damaged connections between the vagina and rectum.

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Center for Urinary and Pelvic Disorders
6215 Humphreys Blvd.
Suite 110
Memphis, TN 38120

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