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What can be done to stop anal leakage My husband has prostat

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What can be done to stop anal leakage? My husband has prostat cancer and has had radiation, prostat removal, and cryosurgery. This seems to have caused havoc with this bowels. He has a very sore bottom.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Wajid replied 6 years ago.

Dr Wajid :

Hi

Dr Wajid :

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Dr Wajid :

Treatment of such fecal incontinence includes dietary changes, medication, bowel training, or surgery.

Dr Wajid :

One way to help control fecal incontinence in some persons is to eat foods that add bulk to stool, decreasing the water content of the feces and making it firmer...

Dr Wajid :

Also, avoidance of foods and drinks such as those containing caffeine, which relax the internal anal sphincter muscle.

Dr Wajid :

Another approach is to eat foods low in fiber to decrease the work of the anal sphincters.

Dr Wajid :

Cap Imodium may be used as medications

Dr Wajid :

Kegel exercises help improve the muscle tone of the pelvic floor thus improving the anal sphincter tone, so this also helps

JACUSTOMER-ksxd5pvd- :

What foods would add bulk to the stool?

Dr Wajid :

Finally when everything fails, surgery remains the last option

Dr Wajid :

Raw fruits and vegetables which have extra roughage increase the bulk of the stools

JACUSTOMER-ksxd5pvd- :

I guess I should also have told you that he is on dialysis. Does that create the problem?

Dr Wajid :

NO I don't think so

Dr Wajid :

Patients on dialysis need to restrain on salt and water but not on fibre or roughage

JACUSTOMER-ksxd5pvd- :

Aren't fruits and vegetables high in fiber?

Dr Wajid :

Yes these are high in fibre

JACUSTOMER-ksxd5pvd- :

Then why did you say to eat foods low in fiber. For example, he had oatmeal this morning. Is that a bad choice?

JACUSTOMER-ksxd5pvd- :

What dosage of Immodium should he take? He also sometimes has a problem with constipation.

Dr Wajid :

Sorry I meant high fibre

Dr Wajid :

Oatmeal is good

Dr Wajid :

2 capsules per stool

Dr Wajid :

Thank you

JACUSTOMER-ksxd5pvd- :

Thank you.

Dr Wajid :

You are welcome

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