Our expert says:
I would recommend that you wife should consult a surgeon because it sounds as if she may have a prolapsed bowel. If you are in Centurion, phone the Unitas Hospital and ask enquiries to refer you to one of their general surgeons. Constipation is usually caused by a lack of dietary fibre or roughage in the diet. Constipation can be counteracted by increasing dietary fibre content and using probiotics ("good microorganisms") to normalise bowel function. To increase your dietary fibre intake and obtain tips about this condition, click on ‘Diet', ‘You are what you eat' and "Healthy GI tract'. The use of probiotics ('beneficial microorganisms') such as LP 299V (buy at chemist) can also promote normal bowel movements.
I do hope you wife will soon be feeling much better.
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