Bowel Retraining for Functional Disorders of the Colon Rectum and Anus

Susan M.Cera and Jonathan E. Efron

Bowel retraining refers to physiotherapeutic, or nonoperative, approaches to functional colorectal disorders. These nonsurgical or conservative measures may form the initial management for patients with both constipation and anal incontinence. They also provide means of effective therapy for mild forms of functional colonic disorders, high-risk surgical candidates, and for those patients who decline an operation. They may be as an adjunct to surgical therapy, or as part of a continuum once surgery has been completed. Bowel retraining involves diet manipulation, medical intervention, and biofeedback therapy.1-3 In this chapter, bowel retraining will be discussed with respect to the two major classes of functional colorectal disorders, constipation and fecal incontinence.

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