U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
ZA
A 46-year-old male asked:

I had a colostomy reversal 1 july. since have had incomplete evacuation. now have daily enima only way i can have a bowel movement. it works but 12 hr later i get urge to go again, but nothing happens. its like having the urge while having a stoma.

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Muscle tone: Apparently you've lost normal muscle tone after weeks of having a colostomy. Like any muscles not used, atrophy sets in but in time should resolve. I would consult a proctologist or colorectal surgeon for advice and proper exercises that will enable you to recover muscle tone required for effective evacuation of rectal contents. In the meantime use rectal glycerin suppositories & fleets enemas.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 41-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked about a 39-year-old male:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Sep 16, 2019

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.