• stool
  • One cause of constipation is faecal impaction in the rectum, in which a dry, hard stool forms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Manual evacuation is the use of a gloved finger to evacuate faeces from the rectum, and, after the application of stool softeners, is utilised in acute constipation. (wikipedia.org)
  • This happens when a stool gets stuck in the rectum. (healthline.com)
  • Almost 20 percent of the general population and up to 50 percent of seniors are affected by stool accidents and at least one in four women experience significant discomfort and diminished quality of life as a result of a pelvic floor disorder. (lifespan.org)
  • Often they believe symptoms such as pelvic pain, stool accidents (fecal incontinence) and chronic constipation are a normal part of aging. (lifespan.org)
  • medical citation needed] Treatment depends on the severity of the problem, and may include non-surgical methods such as changes in diet (increase in fiber and water intake), pelvic floor exercises such as Kegel exercises, use of stool softeners, hormone replacement therapy for post-menopausal women and insertion of a pessary into the vagina. (wikipedia.org)
  • Symptoms of a rectal prolapse may be: Leakage of stool Bleeding, anal pain, itching, irritation Tissue that protrudes from the rectum A surgeon may operate through the abdomen to secure part of the large intestine or rectum to the inside of the abdominal cavity (rectopexy). (wikipedia.org)
  • Common causes include slow movement of stool within the colon, irritable bowel syndrome, and pelvic floor disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • abdominal
  • In another technique a probe is placed in the vagina or rectum, the electrodes are placed around the opening of the rectum on the surface of the skin and on the abdominal wall. (targetwoman.com)
  • Introduction: Laparoscopic rectosigmoid resection with rectopexy has become our procedure of choice for rectal prolapse as it minimizes the morbidity of an abdominal procedure for a benign problem. (sages.org)
  • The term means that when exercising you should engage your pelvic floor when increasing your intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) and eliminate or modify exercises which excessively increase your IAP such as sit-ups, double leg lifts and lifting excessively heavy weights. (studio194.com.au)
  • protrusion
  • When the organs have dropped they push against either the rectum (in which case you may see a protrusion in the rectal area) or the vagina. (medhelp.org)
  • Mild cases may simply produce a sense of pressure or protrusion within the vagina, and the occasional feeling that the rectum has not been completely emptied after a bowel movement. (wikipedia.org)
  • anorectal
  • A levatoroplasty plicates the pelvic floor musculature and adds to improved continence by increasing the anorectal angle. (for-surgeons.com)
  • Anatomical and physiological parameters that can be objectively measured by this investigation include: Anorectal angle This is the "mid-axial longitudinal axis of the rectum and the anal canal", created by the anterior pull of the puborectalis sling at the level of the anorectal junction. (wikipedia.org)
  • defecation
  • Obstructed defecation: A condition in which a person excessively strains to expel the stools from the rectum. (yahoo.com)
  • The anatomy and function of the anorectum and pelvic floor can be dynamically studied at various stages during defecation. (wikipedia.org)
  • To compare pre- and post-surgical repair of rectal outlet obstruction (obstructed defecation). (wikipedia.org)
  • Conditions which may be demonstrated include: Anismus (pelvic floor dyssynergia) It has been suggested that some patients may be embarrassed by this procedure, which give findings of abnormal defecation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients with obstructed defecation appear to have impaired pelvic floor function. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rectal tenesmus (Latin, from Greek teinesmos, from teinein to stretch, strain) is a feeling of incomplete defecation. (wikipedia.org)
  • The term rectal tenesmus is a retronym to distinguish defecation-related tenesmus from vesical tenesmus. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgical
  • Interest in rectal prolapse has recently increased, with a multicentre randomised trial (PROSPER) now completed comparing surgical techniques. (bmj.com)
  • Most cases of prolapse do not require surgical correction. (northside.com)
  • Surgical treatments may be used to treat the condition, and include retro-rectal levatorplasty, post-anal repair, retro-anal levator plate myorrhaphy. (wikipedia.org)
  • more serious prolapse, e.g., complete procidentia, requires pessary use or reconstructive surgical treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • disorders
  • Pelvic floor disorders can manifest as urinary incontinence or fecal incontinence. (targetwoman.com)
  • Typical pelvic disorders include interstitial cystitis, pelvic inflammatory disease or digestive disorders such as diverticulitis and colitis. (targetwoman.com)
  • Fibromyalgia (extensive musculoskeletal pain) , Dysmenorrhea (painful periods) and Dyspareunia (painful coition) are other disorders that result in severe and chronic pelvic pain. (targetwoman.com)
  • A study also suggests that women with congenitally weak connective tissues and fascia may face a high risk of pelvic floor disorders. (targetwoman.com)
  • The Program for Pelvic Floor Disorders, part of the Center for Women's Gastrointestinal Medicine at the Women's Medicine Collaborative, offers patients a multidisciplinary team of clinicians with expertise in pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence, constipation and pelvic pain. (lifespan.org)
  • Yet only a small fraction of these patients bring the problem to a health care provider's attention, and many providers do not routinely ask, according to Leslie Roth, MD, FACS, FASCRS, a colorectal surgeon and co-director of the Program for Pelvic Floor Disorders. (lifespan.org)
  • Pelvic floor disorders occur only in women. (lifespan.org)
  • While it is true that fecal incontinence, constipation, and other pelvic floor disorders are not a normal consequence of childbirth or aging, they do become more common as a woman ages. (lifespan.org)
  • The Program for Pelvic Floor Disorders features a multidisciplinary clinician team who works collaboratively to meet patients' needs and improve their quality of life. (lifespan.org)
  • Each team member has specific expertise in pelvic floor disorders, offering patients a wide range of treatments and therapies. (lifespan.org)
  • Find out how to "Stay in Control" by attending the SGH public forum on pelvic floor disorders on Saturday, 26 October 2013, 1-5pm . (yahoo.com)
  • Smoking, obesity, connective tissue disorders, upper respiratory disorders‚ and repetitive strain injuries can all increase prolapse risk. (wikipedia.org)
  • levator
  • The pelvic floor or pelvic diaphragm is composed of muscle fibers of the levator ani, the coccygeus muscle, and associated connective tissue which span the area underneath the pelvis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The right and left levator ani lie almost horizontally in the floor of the pelvis, separated by a narrow gap that transmits the urethra, vagina, and anal canal. (wikipedia.org)
  • ligaments
  • The rectum is anchored in position by ligaments. (northside.com)
  • Waldeyer's fascia Lateral ligaments of rectum which are formed by the condensation of pelvic fascia Rectovesical fascia of Denonvillers, which extends from rectum behind to the seminal vesicles and prostate in front. (wikipedia.org)
  • fascia
  • The pelvic diaphragm is a muscular partition formed by the levatores ani and coccygei, with which may be included the parietal pelvic fascia on their upper and lower aspects. (wikipedia.org)
  • fecal matter
  • citation needed] When the rectum becomes full, the increase in intrarectal pressure forces the walls of the anal canal apart, allowing the fecal matter to enter the canal. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tenesmus indicates the feeling of a residue, and is not always correlated with the actual presence of residual fecal matter in the rectum. (wikipedia.org)