Bowel Dysfunction

Proper bowel movements involve contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles. If you have bowel dysfunction it is typically pelvic floor dysfunction – you lose the ability to correctly contract/tighten and then relax the muscles in the pelvic floor for a proper bowel movement.

Bowel Dysfunction Disorders

  • Constipation: Difficulty emptying the bowels.
  • Dyssynergic Pelvic Floor Muscle: Difficulty relaxing/coordinating pelvic floor muscle to allow defecation.
  • Painful Bowel Movements.
  • Fecal Incontinence: Inability to control bowel movements (involuntary leakage).
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Including lower abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and constipation or diarrhea.
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse: One or more pelvic organs descend out of normal position into vaginal canal.


  • Slow transit time.
  • Infrequent bowel movements (often less than twice a week).
  • Incomplete bowel emptying.
  • Involuntary bowel leakage
  • Abdominal discomfort.
  • Pain with evacuation of bowels.
  • Splinting /needing to change positions to complete bowel movement.

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