Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & IBS-C

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   Posted 9/30/2008 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone else out there experienced pelvic floor dysfunction as a result of chronic IBS-C? I was diagnosed 4 years ago at age 34. I went through biofeedback therapy, but still have to do it periodically to this day. I'm on Amitiza, which helps with the IBS part, but if my pelvic floor muscles aren't working properly, I still can't go. It's a daily battle to stay "relaxed" so I can "go".
I'd appreciate any helpful feedback from anyone else who may be going through this.
oh, and I was at the doctor's office yesterday - not like I didn't know this, but she reminded me that my constipation and pelvic floor issues will worsen as I get older. Oh, goodie!

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   Posted 9/30/2008 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi axelsmom, you might consider seeing an osteopathic physician who specializes in neuromuscular medicine/osteopathic manual medicine. They are awesome with treating pelvic floor dysfunction. You can find a practitioner in your area if you look up I'm an osteopathic medical student so I'm learning these techniques now and they are quite impressive sometimes...
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