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How Your #2 is Messing with Your #1 ( and your vag )

Apr 09, 2024

Hey there! ๐Ÿ˜Š Dr. Kelly here, your Double Board Certified Pelvic Health Expert, dropping some real talk about poop because, well, it matters more than you might think!

So, let's get into it. Abnormal poops aren't just a bummer; they can mess with your pee, poop, and sexy time functions. 

Loose or hard poops can lead to pee problems, pelvic pain, and even issues down there (hello, hemorrhoids!).

I'm here to spill the beans on how your poop troubles might be connected to your pee or prolapse issues. Brace yourself, we're diving in.

How Your #2 is Affecting Your #1

Poop issues (loose or hard) can irritate the nerves to your bladder, making it grumpy and increasing the chances of pesky pee urges and leaks. Chronic problems can also mess with your abdominal muscles, putting extra pressure on your bladder and bowels, potentially contributing to pelvic pressure and symptomatic prolapse in the future. Not fun, right?

Constipated Bottoms Cause Even Tighter Pelvic Muscles

Yep, being constipated can turn you into a tight-ass, and that's not a good thing. Constipation often leads to super-tight pelvic floor muscles, and tight muscles are not strong muscles.

Tight Pelvic Muscles Cause Even Harder Poops

Tight pelvic floor muscles mess with the Recto-Anal Inhibitory Reflex (RAIR for short), making it harder for poop to do its thing. It's like your body's way of saying, "Hold on, I need a bathroom break." But if your muscles are always tight, your poop becomes a stubborn Yule Log.

The Brain-Body Disconnect Rears its Ugly Head

Pain and discomfort can make your brain ignore the signals from your pelvic muscles. So, you might not even know they're tight, and that's a problem because you can't relax what you don't know is tight.

Tight Pelvic Muscles Also Cause Hemorrhoids, Pee Leaks, and Prolapse Symptoms

Now, with tight pelvic muscles in the mix, pushing and straining to get hard poop out can lead to unwanted guests like hemorrhoids or even prolapse. It's a domino effect that no one wants.

To Summarize: Poop Problems Are the Root of All Evil

(At least in the pelvic health world)

So, if you're dealing with pee, poop, pelvic pain, or sexy time problems, your poop habits are as crucial to address as your pelvic muscle health, coordination and pee habits!

Thanks for sticking with me through this poop talk. 

If you are ready to make a change, consider my online programs designed just for you. From leaks to prolapse to poops, I might have a course that changes your life. Watch them on your computer, or seamlessly stream them from your phone or tablet (via the FREE Kajabi app, a blue K, downloadable wherever you get your apps), so that the pelvis of your dreams is only a click away!  A Poop Course is in the works, but until then Vag Lab or the Signature Series both teach you a lot of ๐Ÿ’ฉ !  

If you want to stick it out for the ๐Ÿ’ฉCourse, I understand!  Join my mailing list via the form below, and you'll be notified when it drops! 

Sending good vibes and happy pooping your way! ๐Ÿšฝ๐Ÿ’• #HappyPoopsHappyLife #PoopTalksWithDrKelly

xoxo, Dr. Kelly

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