Common complaints of females with rectal prolapse are being unable to wear a tampon, urinary and/or fecal incontinence, vaginal aridness or irritation and pain with intercourse. Symptoms often progress very slowly. And you might make changes in physical or social activities that go unobserved by others until they become extreme. If you apply gentle pressure to the muscles neighboring to the region where your rectum overhangs when you are having a bowel movement, you might be able to hold the rectum inside and evade it coming out with the stool. Also, childbirth or extended constipation with hard straining can bring about a condition known as Rectocele – where the walls between the vagina and rectum are thinned and/or pushed out. So in that case, your rectum can out pouch into your vagina, thus averting the straight passage of stool.
Crouching on the toilet, or using a squatting platform like the Squatty Potty, is the idyllic way to easily reach your perineum (the region between the rectum and vagina in females, and between the rectum and scrotum in men) and the rectal muscles (levator ani) sited on either side of your rectum and around in an amulet shape up to your coccyx (the end of your tailbone). It is a tip you should follow that do not squat straight on the toilet unless you have a very solid, porcelain toilet that you know can sustain your body weight.
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