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Updated 26 October 2016

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Treat constipation promptly.

Straining to empty your bowels weakens your pelvic floor muscles and makes leakage worse.

Never delay the urge to empty your bowels. Changing your diet and lifestyle may help with constipation.

Visit our Incontinence Centre for more on managing this condition.

 
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