anus too small after hemorrhoid surgery
I had hemorrhoid surgery in 1973 and have had trouble pooping ever since. I didn't know that the anus could be sewed up too small until I read the book "Alternatives To Surgery." My anus won't stretch any bigger then my middle finger and I am a woman with small hands.
About ten years ago I went to a butt doctor because I had developed numerous tiny bumps on my anus. The first thing he said was "VD WARTS." I hadn't had sex that way ever, and it had been nine years since I had sex at all, honest. When he said this I cried for days because I didn't know how I could have got them. I was told you can get them from an infected toilet seat. I was so upset.
The doctor did the surgery to remove them and had them tested. He said they were skin tags -- not harmful or contagious in any way. WHEW! But he wouldn't fix my small anus so it would stretch to a normal size.
I have read that frequent constipation can cause cancer to develop. You aren't suppose to take laxatives for a long time so I don't take them at all. Fiber gives me gas, so I drink a sixteen ounce glass of grapefruit juice every morning and another one after my evening meal to prevent constipation. But sometimes when I am away, it is not possible to get grapefruit juice.
So I get constipated and it is so painful. Who do I call to get help for this problem if a butt doctor won't help me?
Maybe you should purchase some butt plugs in graduating sizes and lots of lube. Start small and work your way up to the one that you feel best represents the size that you would prefer your poop to be.
Personally, I think that if it were me, I would go ahead and increase my fiber intake and drink lots of water to prevent the constipation that is causing your grief in the first place. You could always take an anti-gas tablet to counter the effects of the fiber. Usually once your body becomes accustomed to the increase, the bad side effects such as bloating and gas subside on their own.
Thanks for asking Motherload!
Motherload is a Certified Nurse Assistant as well as an IBS sufferer, which means she knows a lot about poop. Got a question for her? Ask it here.