It's no surprise that we're often unwilling to talk about our bowels, but if we were more open about the number of trips we take to the bathroom or spoke freely about changes in colour, odour, and texture then it could be truly life changing. Important health issues could be diagnosed and addressed much sooner.
Yes I did those Kegel exercises. I even bought a thing that looked like it came straight out the Ann Summers catalogue but was in fact a pelvic floor trainer. But nothing it seemed would make the problem go away. So I put up with it. Until I learnt about an operation called the TVT mesh sling that could fix the problem.