At this point, the patient reported that defaecation
and coughing did not lead to protrusion of the uterus.
VCRC activities: Fly density was monitored in habitats such as devastated human settlements, temporary shelters, garbage dumping yards and open defaecation
yards in tsunami-hit villages using both scudder grill (8) and sweep net (9) method at monthly interval for a period of one year i.
Acting Head and Senior Lecturer, Division of Medical Gastroenterology, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is best defined as a functional disorder, characterised by abdominal pain or discomfort and associated with abnormal defaecation
A cathartic is a purging medicine that stimulates the evacuation of the bowels and a laxative is a preparation used to encourage defaecation
or expel faeces.
Constipation was present in 27% and difficulty with defaecation
(where digital assistance was needed) in 27%.
Dynamics offers tips on what posture to adopt while on the loo.
Patricia Coulter from Christchurch Hospital was no exception, as she highlighed the challenges of coping with defaecation
, sneezing, coughing, huffing and urgency, a talent that no doubt benefits her patients too.
Open air defaecation
, a common practice among villagers, may lead to contamination of the water supply system and result in outbreaks of diarrhoeal disease (6,7).
The primary functional loss is the loss of voluntary control over defaecation
Of significance was an improvement of digital assistance with defaecation
and an decreased incidence of lower abdominal pain postoperatively.