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Can pelvic floor muscles get weak and make constipation ?

Can pelvic floor muscles get weak and make constipation ?

Defacography: Is a study of how your rectum and pelvic muscles work when you poop. Can be done with mri. This will help with diagnosis. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Can a D&C after a miscarriage do damage to your pelvic floor muscles? (particularly if they are already weak)

Can a D&C after a miscarriage do damage to your pelvic floor muscles? 
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Not likely: The surgery for a D and C is done inside the uterus. The pelvic floor muscles are different than the actual muscle components of the uterus. There is not likely to be relationship between a D and C and the pelvic floor muscles ...Read more

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Is it possible my herniated and degenerative disc issues in my lower back have caused weak pelvic floor muscles causing a rectal prolapse?

Is it possible my herniated and degenerative disc issues in my lower back have caused weak pelvic floor muscles causing a rectal prolapse?

Lumbar. Degerative d: It is extremely. Unlikely that rectal prolapse is caused or related to lumbar disc problems, get it checked by a specialist of the lower end of the colon . ...Read more

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I have never had children and am not that old why have i always had such weak pubococcygeus pelvic floor muscles - i used to be very fit when younger?

I have never had children and am not that old why have i always had such weak  pubococcygeus pelvic floor muscles - i used to be very fit when younger?

Kegel exercises: Avoid heavy lifting, straining, and consider consultation with a urogynecologist. Practice doing kegels in the car anytime you are at a stop light. ...Read more

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Why does it take so long to strengthen pelvic floor muscles compared to building other muscles? How can I speed it up? Can weak pfm cause hemorrhoids?

Several problems: Pelvic floor becomes weak due to age, multiple child births, trauma, diseases of nerves and muscles, cause rectocele, cystocele , uterine prolapse, etc not totally voluntary muscles, exercises will help but can not cure existing damage, in direct relation to cause of hemorrhoids females are more effected. ...Read more

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Is there an external belt or brace that can help carry upper body's weight for weak pelvic floor muscles? Would a brace for si joint pain work?

Is there an external belt or brace that can help carry upper body's weight for weak pelvic floor muscles? Would a brace for si joint pain work?

Pelvic floor support: That's a difficult area to support. I don't know of any bracing that would benefit that area. A pelvic band for si joint compression would not help the pelvic floor. ...Read more

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My back tenses up, pelvic floor feels stressed, muscles around anus gets sore until i pass stool that's in my rectum. Weak pfm. How to alleviate this?

My back tenses up, pelvic floor feels stressed, muscles around anus gets sore until i pass stool that's in my rectum. Weak pfm. How to alleviate this?

Change diet: There is high likelihood that you are passing very hard stool. You need to find the way how to make stool softer. Do not put "all eggs" into so named stool softeners even they are indeed help a little. Major here is what and how you eat. The first step is to start eat soups, broths every day. You nay also seek dietitian consult. What you need is to increase water content in your food. ...Read more

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I take the generic for Effexor (venlafaxine) XR experience lots of side effects, dry mouth, sweating , muscle weakness, constipation. How can I prevent them?

I take the generic for Effexor (venlafaxine) XR experience lots of side effects, dry mouth, sweating , muscle weakness, constipation. How can I prevent them?

Side effects: I would discuss this with your dr as soon as possible and try to determine an alternative to the medication or a treatment for the symptoms that is compatible with the medication. ...Read more

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Long term symptoms, constipation, spots in vision, stomach pain, headaches, muscle weakness thru whole body, arms legs especially. Docs don't know why?

Long term symptoms, constipation, spots in vision, stomach pain, headaches, muscle weakness thru whole body, arms legs especially. Docs don't know why?

AnswersAreWithin You: Rec work in reality: your primary physician (as an embodied soul attached to a mind, fragile brain+body) is yourself. Would people who only went to bodymechanicschool (not healthschool) typically paid by people (who don’t know either of you) for doing tests&txs (for sxs of advanceddisease) which don't require much of their time/effort (vs. Helping you troubleshoot), be very effective helping you? ...Read more

Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is a symptom in which a person has less strength in his muscles than previously. Muscle weakness can be in certain parts of the body, or a person can be weak all over. The weakness can come and go, or can be ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more