A to Z Symptom: Rectal Bleeding
Anal sex linked to increased risk of incontinence in both males, females
Some people have great difficulty emptying their rectum due to what is called rectal descent. Rectal descent is a problem that appears to be related to childbirth. When a women gives birth, the normal attachments of the rectum to the lower backbone may get stretched or torn. This tearing allows the rectum to fall into the pelvis where it assumes a horizontal position.
Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool feces to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Also called bowel incontinence, fecal incontinence ranges from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control. Common causes of fecal incontinence include diarrhea, constipation, and muscle or nerve damage. The muscle or nerve damage may be associated with aging or with giving birth.
February 11, Engaging in the practice of anal sex may increase risks for bowel problems, including fecal incontinence and bowel leakage, according to a University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Medicine study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. The incontinence risk is heightened particularly among men who have sex with men, according to lead author Alayne Markland, D. The researchers analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys from 6, adults.