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Is it possible for a child's anus or rectum to be too small and cause him to have trouble with pooping?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes- anal stenosis

As the intestine forms, it starts out like a long sausage that eventually forms an open space thru the middle.
This gut descends to meet the skin of the outside (a different cell type) & the joining point can be tight or never actually connect. If a gloved little finger can easily enter the bottom, that is not the problem.Discuss the issue with your dr.

In brief: Yes- anal stenosis

As the intestine forms, it starts out like a long sausage that eventually forms an open space thru the middle.
This gut descends to meet the skin of the outside (a different cell type) & the joining point can be tight or never actually connect. If a gloved little finger can easily enter the bottom, that is not the problem.Discuss the issue with your dr.
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