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.
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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.
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Last updated Sep 16, 2019
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