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I had surgery for haemrrhoids last August which seems to

Customer Question

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JA: Hello. How can we be of help?
Customer: I had surgery for haemrrhoids last August which seems to have healed. But I still get anal leakages which stain my underwear
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: none of those
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

how old are you?

do you have constipation?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I am 35 years old. I had constipation for a few months post surgery but I empty my bowels everyday now
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

Okay

The problem is the surgery has loosened the muscles of the anus

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok. So how can I rectify this?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

you may need another surgery to tighten

Also, stool bulking agents like citrucel can help

I would try that first

is that helpful?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Another surgery? Stool bulking will just give me additional constipation, no?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

Not necessarily on the constipation

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

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