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What’s Up Down There: Bowel & Bladder Issues in MS

I receive a lot of questions about bowel, bladder and sexual issues in MS which led me to partnering with a phenomenal pelvic floor dysfunction physical therapist – to write a book about it AND make this video for you. We’re not holding back. We’re going there – “down there”!

 

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Comments

  • potter
    2 years ago

    That was a fun video, I have been doing kegal’s for 15 years but it was nice to have a refresher. When I had a relapse right before Christmas I could feel my bladder or bowel. I woke up in the morning a half my body was numb, I suddenly realized that I hadn’t gotten up in the middle of the night as usual. I also got really constipated, I think all of my years of kegal’s help me get through it. I had read about Tens Pelvic floor stimulation or exerciser and bought one off of E-Bay. It has different settings for your situation, I have been very happy with it and of course you still have to do your kegal’s. Potter

  • Kathy Reagan Young author
    2 years ago

    Hey Potter – thanks for the comment. Glad you enjoyed the video. We have a couple more coming out very soon answering questions that were submitted by the MS.net community. Stay tuned for more!!

  • Laura Kolaczkowski
    2 years ago

    One of you is getting the moves right … I love the facial expressions. It helps to lighten this serious message. We don’t talk about ‘down there’ issues enough. It’s great to see you here on MS.net, Kathy!

  • Kathy Reagan Young author
    2 years ago

    Thanks Laura. Good to be here. Bowel and bladder issues affect an estimated 80% of MS’ers!! I was surprised to learn that statistic. Probably because we don’t talk about it! There’s nothing I won’t talk about – this included!! #FUMS

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