A 41-year-old male asked:
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had an open lower anterior resection for colon cancer. taking metamucil. how long can i expect to have clustering and fecal incontinence?2mths post

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
It's really variable: The anatomy is totally different after the surgery and will work differently. Metamucil is a very good first step. Frankly, physical ttherapy for anal/rectal tone If there is a gap in the perineum, SOLESTA can act like bondo and fill in missing areas a bit. Phys therapy and overview of topic: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/268674-treatment
Answered on Apr 25, 2016
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