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Anal Skincare for People With Accidental Bowel Leakage

For people who experience accidental bowel leakage, struggle to get clean after opening their bowels or who have frequent loose bowel movements, it is not unusual for the skin around their back passage or anus to become sore from time to time. This can result in itching, bleeding or weeping from the sore broken skin…

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Hints and Tips with Transanal (rectal) Irrigation

Transanal irrigation can take some time to get used to and it is normal to not get great results to begin with! However, with time and patience your results should improve. The following hints and tips may help you troubleshoot any problems, to help you get the best results possible from your irrigation. Pain when…

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Anal Plugs and Inserts for People with Accidental Bowel Leakage

Accidentally leaking stool (poo) from your anus can be an embarrassing problem and is more common than you might think. One in ten adults in the UK experience this issue, although it is thought that the numbers are much greater – embarrassment stops people coming forward for help.   If you are experiencing accidental bowel…

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Advice and Exercises for People with Bowel Evacuation Disorders

Everyone expects going to the toilet to open their bowels and have a poo, to be a simple and easy body function that doesn’t take much thought or effort. However, if you have a bowel evacuation disorder, going to the toilet can be a much more difficult (and often daunting) process. However, don’t be dismayed,…

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Anal Sphincter Exercises for People with Accidental Bowel Leakage

The back passage (anus) has two rings of muscle around it, a bit like a donut! The inner ring is the internal anal sphincter and is an involuntary muscle over which we have no conscious control. This should be closed at all times except when we are trying to open our bowels (have a poo)…

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Managing Constipation

Many people are under the impression that they need to open their bowels (have a poo) every day, however a ‘normal’ bowel pattern can be anything from three times a day to three times a week and it is only when this changes or becomes a problem you should seek help. Constipation is a common…

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