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Bowel Complications Following Pregnancy ,
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The birth of a child can bring numerous joyful changes to our lives. However, for many women, there can be changes to their bodies that are unexpected and frightening. Though we may have expected certain changes to our bodies following the arduous task of bringing new life into the world, some of these ongoing complications can affect the time we spend with our little ones, or returning to the person we were pre-pregnancy.

Every mother is aware of the pressure to return to our pre-pregnancy weight and hide the evidence of sleepless nights. Yet, there are many issues women experience that are seldom spoken of, and some may even feel embarrassed to raise them with their doctor. One such issue is experiencing bowel complications and fecal incontinence post childbirth. This issue has been known to affect many women, and could prevent adding to families, even if they had previously desired more children.

Women & Bowel Urgency

Women may experience bowel urgency, which is an immediate and strong urge to use the bathroom. They may also have passive fecal incontinence, where stool leaks out randomly without knowledge. Another urgent symptom is fecal incontinence, where you are aware of a need to use the bathroom, yet fecal matter leaks out before you have safely made it. The final and rarest symptom, post-defecation leakage, involves stool leakage after completing a bowel movement.

It may feel shameful to bring these symptoms to a medical professional or even selfish to take time away from your new baby to tend to your personal needs. Under the care of Dr. David P. Yamini in his offices in Santa Monica Boulevard and Beverly Hills, we encourage you to look after your post pregnancy health, and to book a consultation without delay. Whether the matter can be resolved by a simple change in diet, or if it a more complicated issue such as a rectal fissure, you can be assured that we will be with you in kindness and confidence every step of the way.

If you need to speak to someone urgently regarding any of your rectal issues, please do not hesitate to contact Doctor Yamani today.

Posted on behalf of David P. Yamini, MD

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David P. Yamini, MD

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Nicole R.

Scheduling was extremely easy with Dr. Yamini's staff, I scheduled my Tuesday appointment on Monday afternoon. The staff and Dr. Yamini were courteous and straightforward - even with new patient paperwork I was out the door within an hour!

Bill C.

Dr. Yamini definitely is a great doctor who is very thorough and detail oriented with his diagnosis. He is very passionate about what he does and was able to answer any question or concern. He took his time before my appointment to look through all the documentation to know exactly what was going on. He definitely was able to put me at ease even though I was very worried. I am very satisfied with his services. Thanks!

Mario O.

He was very gentle about my situation yet did not fail to emphasize about the seriousness that could arise from gastrointestinal problems. Few and far between are as professional and caring as Dr. Yamini and his staff. I was 20 minutes late on Friday evening & they still had me in a room in 5 minutes as a new patient.

Lisa P.

I can’t say enough great things about my first impression of this doctor and his amazing staff! They got me right in and set me up for everything needed. I’ve been looking for the right GI doctor for years having had a very negative experience with another doctor years ago. Dr. Yamini is not only professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and experienced... this guy is “cool” and nice too! His front desk person, Toni was amazing! She was kind, bright, efficient, patient, and positive! ??

Kendall S.

Makes talking about uncomfortable subjects a breeze. Competent and honest: doesn't sell vitamin cleanses and his own probiotics or anything like that. Makes sure your symptoms aren't half-fixed but fully fixed. Gets to the heart of the issue quickly. Good listener. Very sweet receptionist. I hate receiving many phone calls, and she's persistent about making sure you set up an appointment; it was stressing me out. I found the her much easier to connect with once she gave me her cell and said to text.

Babak E.

Thank you Dr. Yamini and Tony. When it comes to patient care and professionalism, I have never received this much care and attention from a physician and the staff. I was able to talk to Dr. Yamini for good period of time allowing me to ask all my questions. Tony you are so cute thank you for scheduling me in last minute.

Kyle K.

I highly recommend Dr. Yamini. He's very personable and actually listens to your issues and concerns, then recommends a reasonable course of action. He was able to properly diagnose my symptoms and get me healthy again. Also his admin Toni is great too, she will help select a facility and verify that your insurance will fully cover. She's really nice and trustworthy as well!

Eric W.

Thorough doctor who cares about his patients, and very meticulous about the details of your ailment. Clearly very knowledgeable and skilled. No wait time for appointments, and the nurse (Toni) is very friendly and follows up appropriately. One of the best doctor experiences I've had and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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