Unsure why rectal dilators may be helpful? Thanks to Dr. Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas, PT DPT PRPC (@thepelvicdancefloor) for the overview of rectal dilators and those who may benefit from using them! Remember to consult with a qualified pelvic floor therapist for individualized support and guidance.
Many find success using rectal dilators for constipation, fissures, fecal incontinence, complications from Crohn’s Disease/IBD, and painful anal intercourse. Those with anal stenosis or scar tissue following cancer treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery) for anal, colon, ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar, and sometimes breast cancer also find treatment with a rectal dilator useful.