The Doctors: Bowel Movement Every Time She Urinates?
Dr. Travis Stork explained on The Doctors that a woman shared that every time she goes to the bathroom to urinate, something else happens. They sent her to Dr. Jennifer Berman for some answers.
The woman explained that for the past two years, every time she urinates, she has a bowel movement. She frequents the bathroom up to eight times a day and urinates and has a bowel movement every time. She is hoping Dr. Berman can help her out.
Dr. Berman explained that first she wanted to examine the woman’s pelvic floor. She wanted to make sure that her bladder fills and then empties completely. They first measured her bladder, and then sent her to the bathroom then measured her bladder again afterward. Dr. Berman said it looked like she emptied her bladder pretty well, but when she asked if she went “number 2” that time, the woman said she didn’t.
The Drs TV: Poor Pelvic Floor Tone Leads To Constant Bowel Movements
The woman explained that it’s because she hadn’t eaten anything all day. Dr. Berman then checked her anatomy and said she had no kegal strength or pelvic floor tone. Dr. Berman said she found that the woman was able to empty her bladder well, but she has very poor pelvic tone. She explained that can cause stool to build up in the lower rectal area, which means every time she sits down, bends over, or contracts her bladder, the rectal area is stimulated to feel like she has to go to the bathroom.
Dr. Berman then explained that she was going to have her go through more testing to try to figure out what was going on, in order to get her the help she needs.
Dr. Berman explained that the woman’s anal sphincter is intact, so she doesn’t have fecal soiling. But the pelvic floor muscle tone is low. She explained that there’s basically like a “sling or hammock” of muscle that holds the entire pelvic floor up and hers has diminished tone. Dr. Berman said she’s not sure why though, because she’s only had one baby and she’s not that old.
Dr. Berman referred her to Dr. Sherry Thomas who is a pelvic floor reconstructive surgeon who is going to do, free of charge, reconstructive surgery.