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Old 09-01-2008, 11:03 PM   #1
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Internal & External Anal Sphincter Muscle and Obstructive Defecation

Please help me with either information or support. My problem is my second pregnancy, my daughter weighed 10 pounds and was delivered vaginally with the use of forceps (extremely long induced labor too). It was a botched delivery procedure (should have had a c section) and was left with a gaping vaginal entry. I sought out another doctor who did a repair episiotomy and sphincter muscle repair (since I was also having some incontinence). I was told at that time that my sphincter muscle have been so thinned out by the delivery that there was very little that she could do with it and she did not know if she helped me there or not. Well she did help me for 10 years with the incontinence issue, but in hind sight the repair episiotomy probably weakened my pelvic floor muscles. It is now 10 years later and I have zero internal and external sphincter muscle left (been told by manual exam by proctologist) and I now have Obstructive Defecation. I feel like poop is stuck inside my butt and I cannot push it out. When I do get some out it is pencil thin and I have uncontrollable rotten smelling gas (because poop is stuck inside me). I also am never able to get my bottom clean no matter how much wiping I do or how many wet wipes I use. Fiber and laxatives do not really help. My proctologist tells me just to try to manage the situation because there are no good surgery options. I do not want to have a poopy butt and underwear and horrid smelling gas. I am only 42 years old. I do not want to live like this.

 
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:44 PM   #2
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Re: Internal & External Anal Sphincter Muscle and Obstructive Defecation

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Please help me with either information or support. My problem is my second pregnancy, my daughter weighed 10 pounds and was delivered vaginally with the use of forceps (extremely long induced labor too). It was a botched delivery procedure (should have had a c section) and was left with a gaping vaginal entry. I sought out another doctor who did a repair episiotomy and sphincter muscle repair (since I was also having some incontinence). I was told at that time that my sphincter muscle have been so thinned out by the delivery that there was very little that she could do with it and she did not know if she helped me there or not. Well she did help me for 10 years with the incontinence issue, but in hind sight the repair episiotomy probably weakened my pelvic floor muscles. It is now 10 years later and I have zero internal and external sphincter muscle left (been told by manual exam by proctologist) and I now have Obstructive Defecation. I feel like poop is stuck inside my butt and I cannot push it out. When I do get some out it is pencil thin and I have uncontrollable rotten smelling gas (because poop is stuck inside me). I also am never able to get my bottom clean no matter how much wiping I do or how many wet wipes I use. Fiber and laxatives do not really help. My proctologist tells me just to try to manage the situation because there are no good surgery options. I do not want to have a poopy butt and underwear and horrid smelling gas. I am only 42 years old. I do not want to live like this.
Hello,

I too suffer from this horrible disease. I cannot control my gas at all. Its depressing me beyond belief. At work people are always talking about me. I reek of foul fecal matter all the time. No matter how much I wipe its still there. I'm a 30 year old male. It just doesn't make sence. I'm not gay and have never had anything but a bath towel near my rectom so I don't know why my sphincter muscle does not listen to my brain anymore. I don't know what to do. Driving in cars and flying is impossible. I just don't know what to do. How can this be. I know how you feel. This will be difficult to overcome.

 
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

 
Old 01-19-2011, 05:21 AM   #4
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Re: Internal & External Anal Sphincter Muscle and Obstructive Defecation

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Please help me with either information or support. My problem is my second pregnancy, my daughter weighed 10 pounds and was delivered vaginally with the use of forceps (extremely long induced labor too). It was a botched delivery procedure (should have had a c section) and was left with a gaping vaginal entry. I sought out another doctor who did a repair episiotomy and sphincter muscle repair (since I was also having some incontinence). I was told at that time that my sphincter muscle have been so thinned out by the delivery that there was very little that she could do with it and she did not know if she helped me there or not. Well she did help me for 10 years with the incontinence issue, but in hind sight the repair episiotomy probably weakened my pelvic floor muscles. It is now 10 years later and I have zero internal and external sphincter muscle left (been told by manual exam by proctologist) and I now have Obstructive Defecation. I feel like poop is stuck inside my butt and I cannot push it out. When I do get some out it is pencil thin and I have uncontrollable rotten smelling gas (because poop is stuck inside me). I also am never able to get my bottom clean no matter how much wiping I do or how many wet wipes I use. Fiber and laxatives do not really help. My proctologist tells me just to try to manage the situation because there are no good surgery options. I do not want to have a poopy butt and underwear and horrid smelling gas. I am only 42 years old. I do not want to live like this.
HI, WHAT ARE YOUR SYMPTONS 4 ODS? LAXATIVES MADE MY PROBLEM WORSE AND FIBER GEL. i HAD A PRIVATE IRRIGATION 4 CHRONIC CONSTIPATION IN NORTHAMPTON AND IT SORTED OUT THE CONSTIPATION BUT NOT ODS. ITS WORTH TRYING. LET ME KNOW HOW U GET ON

 
Old 01-19-2011, 05:33 AM   #5
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Re: Internal & External Anal Sphincter Muscle and Obstructive Defecation

[QUOTE=cobin 77;3744554]Hello,

I too suffer from this horrible disease. I cannot control my gas at all. Its depressing me beyond belief. At work people are always talking about me. I reek of foul fecal matter all the time. No matter how much I wipe its still there. I'm a 30 year old male. It just doesn't make sence. I'm not gay and have never had anything but a bath towel near my rectom so I don't know why my sphincter muscle does not listen to my brain anymore. I don't know what to do. Driving in cars and flying is impossible. I just don't know what to do. How can this be. I know how you feel. This will be difficult to overcome.[/
Hi if you have evacuation problems or chronic constipation check out st marks hospital in harrow london. It is the top hospital for the bowels you will be surprised at what they can do to help you. Its just like going private. They know everything about the bowels good luck

 
Old 01-20-2011, 04:26 AM   #6
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Re: Internal & External Anal Sphincter Muscle and Obstructive Defecation

I have suffered from ODS for many years now. I had the STARR procedure done last year to repair a rectocele which was successful but now my symptoms have worsed due to an intersussception. Undergoing tests at the moment so hoping that there can be something done. I too suffer from severe flatulence and leakage of mucus. I am off sick from work since last June as I just can not bear the embarrassment of wind noises and smell. Also I need to be extremely close to the toilet at all times just in case. I only leave the house when I really have to and for short periods of time. My quality of life is zero and I wam so fed up with it all. I am only 41 years of age but feel like I am living the life of a 60 year old. The worse part of it all is not being able to talk about how I feel and what I am going through with anyone, cos it is so personal.

I am currently seeing a correctal surgeon and I am due to have a dynamic MRI, Manometry test, Transit Test and also a Physio. From previous threads on this site, the dynamic MRI seems to be the best possible way of pinpointing the actual problem. Perhaps this is something that you could look into or mention it to your doctor.

Apologies Emily42 for off loading my problems on your thread - but I just hope that it helps in some ways to know that you are not alone.

I would be interested in having a read of the diet for preventing gas also.

 
Old 01-20-2011, 07:57 AM   #7
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Re: Internal & External Anal Sphincter Muscle and Obstructive Defecation

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I have suffered from ODS for many years now. I had the STARR procedure done last year to repair a rectocele which was successful but now my symptoms have worsed due to an intersussception. Undergoing tests at the moment so hoping that there can be something done. I too suffer from severe flatulence and leakage of mucus. I am off sick from work since last June as I just can not bear the embarrassment of wind noises and smell. Also I need to be extremely close to the toilet at all times just in case. I only leave the house when I really have to and for short periods of time. My quality of life is zero and I wam so fed up with it all. I am only 41 years of age but feel like I am living the life of a 60 year old. The worse part of it all is not being able to talk about how I feel and what I am going through with anyone, cos it is so personal.

I am currently seeing a correctal surgeon and I am due to have a dynamic MRI, Manometry test, Transit Test and also a Physio. From previous threads on this site, the dynamic MRI seems to be the best possible way of pinpointing the actual problem. Perhaps this is something that you could look into or mention it to your doctor.

Apologies Emily42 for off loading my problems on your thread - but I just hope that it helps in some ways to know that you are not alone.

I would be interested in having a read of the diet for preventing gas also.
thanx 4 replyin. what were your symptoms b4 u visited gp? transit study test is only 2 c if u av slow transit. Thats common and means zero. Ive got it. what brings on gas--- laxatives, 2 much fiber. never touch fiber gel!!! Laxatives do worsen the problem. the test is looking 4 is called colonic inertia- slow bowels. You can unload 2 me anytime. I feel so so down. My quality of life is zero,i mite as well b 80 and im 48.IF you like i will tell you my story just let me know take it easyx

 
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