Bowel Leaks & Constipation
Bowels refer to the lower part of the digestive system, including the small intestine, large intestine (colon), and rectum, where waste products are processed and eliminated from the body. Constipation is a common digestive issue characterised by infrequent or difficult bowel movements. Constipation can have a significant impact on the pelvic floor, which is a group of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues that provide support to the pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus, and rectum. The pelvic floor muscles play a crucial role in maintaining continence, supporting pelvic organs, and facilitating bowel movements. When constipation occurs, it can affect the pelvic floor in the following ways: Straining, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Pelvic Pain.