anus too small after hemorrhoid surgery

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Dear Motherload,

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?

Dear Tightass,

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.

22 Comments on "anus too small after hemorrhoid surgery"

The Shit Volcano's picture
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Butt plugs. Hmm... You might also try this. Eat a LOT of meat and cheese, and skip the fiber. This will give you huge logs and possibly stretch your asshole out a little.

That, or sit on a model of the Eiffel Tower twice a day for seven months straight.

Born right the first time.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

MSG's picture
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I second Motherload. A few years ago I normally had large, thick turds that stretched even my normal anus, but after kidney stone surgery I was told to go on a high0water diet (64 oz. a day). I have done that, and my poops have been softer, though still formed and still fairly voluminous. The key, though, is that they are thinner--they conform to the size of my anus and don't stretch it nearly as much. Try for softer poops that even a smaller anus can extrude.

Blind Mullet's picture
k 500+ points

Nine years!?!?!?
Hooley Dooley!
...erm, sorry, thats not the issue here, is it.
Its been my experience that the quality of a bowel-serpent is measured not so much in the girth, but in the relief that it brings when it buggers off out of your innards, and off into the great blue-water beyond.
While some people are proud of their chubby little toilet-urchins, others rejoice at the length of cable that they can lay.
Either way, as long as you can clear the tubes, you're dooin' OK.
BTW- Do your farts whistle?

The white zone is for loading and unloading only- FZ.

shitwit's picture
k 500+ points

I'm sorry your extruder has been reduced in size after the surgery. Have you had hemmies since then? I'd be curious to know if you had surgery again for hemmies if they could make it bigger - or if they'd make your pucker even smaller.

Along the same lines as motherload's advice for the butt plugs. You could also try vitamin E oil (buy the gel caps and puncture them) on your ringpiece. I had to do something similar after natural childbirth.... if you know what I mean.....

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daphne's picture
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Ordering buttplugs.....since the doctor wouldn't fix your problem, I wonder if you can get your insurance company to cover this.

And shame on your doctor for not helping you! Maybe you should stick HIM up your ass, because he sounds like buttplug himself.

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

.....hugging bunnies since 1969

CC's picture

No action for 9 years!We can eliminate Paris Hilton as the letter writer.If you want to solve both problems get a part in the next Butman movie.

CaCa Doodle Doo's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

What you have is anal stenosis. You need to seek the help of a board certified colon/rectal surgeon. It's not that it CAN'T be fixed, it's that you haven't found the right doctor yet.

I'd hesistate to use butt a search on "anal fissure" if you want to see what can happen--especially since this is a long term issue.

Good luck!

Anonymous Coward's picture

I've had the same problem. I had anal surgery 23 years ago and have been unable to have anal sex since then. I know I just go at least twice a day to make sure things are "passing" at a good rate :)

I may try the buttplug idea though...I would like to experience anal sex again. I had only done it 2 or 3 times before the surgery.

Marian's picture

The same thing is happening to me right now. I had hemorroid surgery 3 months ago and I havent been able to defecate without laxatives. And I have been having fibers of all sorts, lots of water, liquid vaseline, even flax and nothing its working for me. I'm sure its the size of my butthole but my doctor cant seem to find the cause. has anybody else been through
this? Can finger dilatations work? HELP!!!

Logjam's picture
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The size of your butthole, huh? Doniker, you want to field this question?


prarie doggin's picture
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Marian, we have a whole thread out there on the topic of looking at your butthole. If you're concerned, a quick inspection (use two mirrors, or one of those kids toy periscopes) will help. Despite the name, a rear view mirror is not recommended.

Artful Dodger's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorl 100+ points

I'm curious. Since your O-ring is so small, when you fart does it make a high pitched whine like when you let air out of a balloon?

fart master's picture

hello mrs tightass

In my case when I am constipated I have a great way to let it go naturally. first step, spread your butt cheeks as far as possible ....2nd with garden hose on full blast insert 1 inch up anus .......after water fall goes in have partner pour 2 cups mix of soy milk and 1 cup mayonaise ....afterwards you need to squeeze your anus and do 17 jumpin jacks.....aftger jumpin jacks you should have no problem letting poop out.....this really worked for me .....

MSG's picture
Comment Quality Moderatori 2000+ points

To the original questioner: Two years have passed, and along with them, many poops. Have you found relief from your condition, and if so, how? Did you return to the doctor? Did you change your diet, drink more water, eat more soluble fiber? Update us, please.

choo's picture

I too wonder what happen to the original questioner..... please response. I really hope everything is okay and better still.. back to normal. I feel for you. If you could share with me how you manage these 3 years i'd really appreciate it.

Anonymous's picture

I had hemorrhoid surgery in last year and have had problems defecating ever since. If the stool is watery, there is no problem, but when it's hard it remains in my anus and I have to use my finger to take it out. It's quite depressing. I went to another hemorrhoid doctor and he said that I have a rectocele. There is connective tissue between the vagina and the rectum and it became weak after the hemorrhoid surgery (I assume) and so it is causes a pocket where the stool remains and cannot come out properly. This is called a rectocele. Very strange how hemorrhoid surgery caused me to have a rectocele. I never had problems having a bowel movement before the surgery, and now I'm told that the reason I have a problem is because of the rectocele. Any advice you can share?

Anonymous's picture

Four years have now passed. Do you still have a small asshole?

Anonymous's picture

I am so so sorry for you! I had surgery in 2004 and I had a pocket like that before surgery so the Dr. cut my vagina to fix it. I couldn't enjoy sex for over a year, and the pocket returned so, whatever you do, don't try to get it fixed. The surgery left me closed and I've had to stretch for years since. I am only the size of my pinky now, and have to live on fiber, Pericolace and Nupercanal. The best advice I can give you is this: Regular exercise and keep stool soft and small. Get your body in the habit of same time every day BM's. If the pocket fills, avoid using your finger...use a suppository to soften it. I use my hand "outside" to apply pressure on the pocket area, and that helps a lot. Practice pushing but don't overdue it. Try to let the muscles do the job, not your push.
I know exactly what you're going through. I deal with this on a daily basis! Good luck!

Anonymous's picture

Dear Motherload,
I too suffer from the same thing. I had hemorrhoid surgery 6 years ago and I have had issues ever since. My rectum is now so small I cannot even fit one finger inside. I am now so constipated and have been to so many specialist with no help. They just tell me to eat more fiber and the same old crap. I have been doing this for years and drink so much water I do not know what to do. I will try the butt plugs and increase in size. I do not like playing back there as I do not want to get a urinary tract infection. But it seems I have no choice. Thanks. I did not know others have the same issue as me after having hemorrhoid surgery.

Anonymous's picture

Can the be enlarged by using larger and larger butt plugs? And is their risk of tearing or fissure which I don't want that pain. I had hemorrhoidectomy 3 months ago. Butt is small it seems.

Anonymous's picture

I'm five weeks post hemorrhoidectomy and I cannot bear this pain

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