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Is Having An Imperforate Anus A Birth Hereditary
A colostomy remains: There are various degrees of imperforate anus. If a septum alone is present it can be perforated and bowel will function. Various forms of proctoplasty have been employed to leave a functional anus but if colostomy was required at birth, there is no way to repair the problem since pulling bowel thru area with no sphincter, leaves incontinence. People function with colostomies and irrigate stoma ...Read more
No: Imperforate anus is a congenital defect that occurs prior to birth and occurs sporadically without forwarning. Usually diagnosed at birth, treatment includes colostomy, anal reconstruction, and colostomy closure in a staged fashion. Hence prevention is nigh impossible at this time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on the level of the defect. If the defect is "low" or close to the perineal skin, an anoplasty can be done shortly after birth. If the defect is high, then a staged operation is needed. Initially the child will need a colostomy (temporary). Second stage is creation of anus. Third stage is closure of colostomy after the anoplasty heals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sometimes the anus is not open and a surgeon after birth can rectify this situation. Depending upon the level of the obstruction-the surgery may be simple or complex. The infant will have to undergo some diagnostic radiology. Infant should be born in a hospital that has a Pediatric Surgeon. ...Read more
Short: Correction of low imperforate anus involves a perineal anoplasty usually done shortly after birth. Once stooling infant is allowed to eat and when at full feeds is discharged home. Dilatations of the anus start at 2-3 weeks after surgery and may go for 2-3 months until the repair is healed and not stricturing and of an appopriate size. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have imperforate anus and theres things i want to do in my life. Is there a permanent treatment for this?
Odd statement: I'll assume you mean you had an imperforate anus at birth and at 33 have persisting issues. This defect is incompatible with life if not operated on in infancy. A normally functioning anus is rare after repair of all but the most favorable short segment defects. Consulting a gastroenterologist and colorectal surgeon may give you a clear picture of your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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