Re: bowel incontenint
But that's the thing, kegels are an investment for life. It won't take a year, she will feel improvement after doing kegels for 6 weeks, but they say do them for a year before you consider surgery. Surgery could make things worse you know. She should at least see a colon-rectal doctor to see if she has any damage to the sphincter muscles. She could also try using immodium on days that they are going out, to slow down the bowels, while doing kegels every single day. Every women should do kegels for the rest of their lives, especially if they've had children. So, medication could well help her as a temporary solution, but she will need to strengthen those muscles. For me personally surgery made things worse in some ways for 2 years, as I lost sensation in the area which is now coming back slowly. But I wouldn't reccommend surgery to anyone who didn't get problems with incontinence straight after birth, but got it later on. Then it seems to me a problem of muscle strength rather than muscle damage. Tell her too try immodium to slow things down, and at the same time do kegels for 3 months to see if things are improving.