Expert Video - What are the risk factors for dyssynergic defecation?

Digestive system expert Dr. Jeanetta Frye describes how muscle tension and lack of muscle coordination can play a role in the development of dyssynergic defecation. Back surgery, pelvic floor surgery, and childbirth can also put people at risk. Physical problems, including rectal problems, can be another factor in developing this type of chronic constipation.

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