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Old 10-02-2008, 03:10 PM   #3
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Re: Internal & External Anal Sphincter Muscle and Obstructive Defecation

Hi Cobin,

I am so sorry to hear that you are suffering too. I would not wish this condition on even my own worst enemy!! As far as the job situation, I quit my job out of embarrassment over this issue along with having a horrible coworker. I know that my issue is related to childbirth. I believe that you should either see a proctologist or a colorectal specialist. I have tried a diet that my proctologist gave me to almost prevent gas. It does work. I have tried it, but there is very little food that you actually can eat. I could stay on it, if I didn't have a family that I have to cook for. So, sometimes when things get really, really bad I get back on it. If I am not on it, I really try to watch my fiber intake since fiber causes gas. I do however try to eat a bowl of shredded wheat every morning (it helps keep me regular) along with exercise. If you are regular, there is less stool inside you to cause gas too. The shredded wheat are the big biscuits. If you would like the anti gas diet, I will post that. Thank you for sharing your situation/struggle with me. Just know that you are not alone and that I care. Please keep me informed if you see a specialist.

Thanks,
Emily