Rectal problems can occur in both men and women. Most of these problems are treatable as long as they are detected early and properly diagnosed. It is highly recommended that patients suffering from rectal pain or bleeding to visit the doctor as soon as possible.

Fecal (Bowel) Incontinence

Inability to control bowel gas, liquid, or solid stool. This is a highly embarrassing and disabling condition that can make normal activities difficult or impossible to do. Some Symptoms are: Loss of bowel gas, liquid or solid stool which may happen daily or less often

Treatment: Dietary modification, behavioral and physical therapy, nerve stimulation procedures ESTIM 

Chronic Constipation

Constipation is not a normal part of life when it occurs on a weekly or daily basis. The straining to have a bowel movement can cause pain and affect the bladder or vaginal function as well as directly injure the pelvic floor. Some Symptoms are: Hard stools which may be painful often associated with straining. The frequency of bowel movements may vary.

Treatment: Dietary management including fiber supplementation, physical and behavioral therapy, medication.


Herniation of the rectum into the vagina. It is often associated with a history of chronic constipation. Some Symptoms are: Pelvic or rectal pressure, difficulty fulling emptying the rectum, the sensation of a bulge in the vagina, soiling of underwear.

Treatment: Physical and behavioral therapy, medication, mechanical support devices PESSARIES, and surgery.