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Anal irritation

Elsinor
Elsinor

Has anyone experienced anal irritation after bowel problems caused by rectocele? Any tips on how to deal with this? Making me very anxious.

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Your muscles and nerves are probably reacting.... I've been through about a year of it and 7 months of physical therapy for pelvic floor... once the nerves are irritated it takes a while for them to settle down and even when they settled down somewhat there are flare-ups here and there so just be patient and perhaps get yourself an assessment with a pelvic floor physical therapist... You may also need some muscle relaxers which helped me a lot....sometimes the meds that calm the nerves down like gabapentin may be needed...also some hemorrhoid ointment with anesthetic in it helps even if you don't have hemorrhoids...

Elsinor
Elsinor
in reply to kalecolbe12

Thanks for your reply. I hadn’t thought about nerve issues and had presumed it was skin irritation. Makes sense as there was nothing to see on the skin. Will be patient, as you recommend!

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