Rectum leakage?

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   Posted 11/14/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, first time poster.
I was horrified to see that my rectum leakage actually stained my pants!! I found the stain this morning! I am horrified! I get leakage during the day sometimes. I also itch and burn. It can be hemorrhoids. I will have to get an colonoslcopy and endoscopy which I am not looking forward to.

Is there an exercise I can do to strengthen my spintcher? I don't want this leakage to happen anymore.


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   Posted 11/14/2009 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Would you like to know what I do?

I wear Stayfree Long Overnight Thin Maxi pads. This type of pad goes way, way up in the back of your underwear. I am long past the female need for these pads but I like wearing them for car trips, or on days where I might have a few drips.

I read about these pads on a colon cancer message board once. Men were wearing them too. Because they are extremely thin and not at all like wearing depends.

But yes you can constrict your muscles, this may help. Do them in batches, 10 at a time.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

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   Posted 11/14/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Just fyi

Topic: "Bowel leakage: Who gets it and what can you do about it?"
Presenter: William E. Whitehead, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of OB-GYN
I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.

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   Posted 11/24/2009 4:51 AM (GMT -7)   
If the cause is pelvic floor weakness, then there are exercises that you can do. Simply clenching your buttocks and anus and holding for as long as possible intermittently throughout the day may help. Wearing loose clothing to reduce your intrabdominal pressure and no heavy lifting may also help. High fiber in the diet may help to bulk the stool a bit to reduce leak or maybe try methycellulose that absorbs water in the stool. You are right to have a colonoscopy as its important to exclude other causes of leakage such as proctitis. Ladies tend to get the problem more than men due to childbirth and the destruction this does to the pelvic floor! Surgery is sometimes required to do a pelvic floor repair, but hopefully the more simple measures may help.
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