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Straining While Defecating? Constipation and Perineal Descent

June 13, 2023

Have you been ‘pushing yourself’ in the bathroom lately? There are several reasons why we’re not meant to strain when making a bowel movement — herniation, prolapse, hemorrhoids and today’s focus: perineal descent. Though your perineum (the strip between your genitals and anus) might just seem like a few inches of flesh, it’s an integral part of your pelvic floor. […]

What Does Uterine Prolapse Feel Like?

May 25, 2023

Have you noticed an odd pressing sensation when you sit? Are you having sensations of an egg-like bulge at the vaginal opening? Are you starting to worry that you might be experiencing uterine prolapse? We understand these sensations can cause concern; we are here to help you navigate the situation and get to the bottom of your symptoms. How serious […]

Constipation Management

August 8, 2014

Constipation Management It is important to have a bowel movement every day. Below are recommendations to treat constipation both short-term and long-term. Mornings (long-term) Take one fiber capsule each morning. There are two fiber capsules you can purchase at either Walgreens or CVS (see picture below). You may need to decrease the dose to every other day if you experience […]

Chronic Constipation

September 11, 2012

Constipation is infrequent bowel movements of difficulty passaging stools. This may occur short-term and be managed easily with diet and lifestyle modifications. Chronic constipation lasts for a long period of time, may worsen over time and may require more elaborate treatment. Chronic constipation can have a number of different etiologies and should be evaluated to determine the cause and proper […]

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