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Obstructed defecation syndrome-is this you??

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  • Posted By: crunchiejoe
  • August 5, 2009
  • 09:33 PM

Obstructed Defecation Syndrome

What is Obstructed Defecation Syndrome?

Obstructed defecation syndrome is characterized by chronic constipation. There often is a sense of not having emptied the anal canal, along with heaviness in the perianal area. There might also be a need for straining and/or manual manipulation during defecation.
Symptoms of Obstructed Defecation Syndrome

Symptoms include:

Abdominal pain and cramping
Bowel frequency
Generally "not feeling well"
Causes of Obstructed Defecation Syndrome

Causes of obstructed defecation syndrome are numerous, but they include:

Nerve damage or pelvic injury from pregnancy
A rectal ulcer
Lesions in the colon and/or rectocle
A prolapse of the rectum into the vaginal wall due to straining

I needn't of lost my colon had my condition been picked up earlier and not excerbated by years for the wrong treatment, 11 ops later I had to lose my colon as I was so ill, if this is what you believe you have, see your gp

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