What kind of problems with the rectum occur in scleroderma?

Module: Dysphagia and the Digestive Tract

Janet L. Poole, PhD, OTR/L, and Cindy Mendelson, PhD, RN, and Dinesh Khanna, MD, MS

An inability to hold in stool can occur because of weakened rectal muscles.

Treatment used for problems with the rectum

Practice squeezing (contracting) the rectal muscles, which can help strengthen them. For some people, biofeedback may help.