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Constipation in Adults

If you and your doctor confirm abnormal pelvic muscle coordination or strength, then pelvic muscle retraining may give you permanent relief from your symptoms. In such a program, "biofeedback" is facilitated by a therapist.

  • Sensors identify your pelvic muscle movements.

  • Signals show these movements to you.

  • You are coached about ways to relax your pelvis floor muscles, and you can see your results.

  • You are coached about ways to incorporate abdomen muscle contractions when you have a bowel movement, and you can see your results.

This project requires a specialist's care and some personal commitment. A gastroenterologist (GI) doctor can identify a reliable biofeedback center and therapist for you.

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