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Can you provide an exhaustive list of all possible causes of crescent-shaped thin stool (excl. Rectal cancer b/c i just had lar a month ago)?

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Dr. Olaf Johansen
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Short list

Assuming your anastomosis is fine and not stenotic the most common cause is your muscles around your anal canal (schinter muscles and puburectalis) are not relaxing appropriately during defecation (animus).
The best test for this is a voiding proctogram but would wait 6 to 8 weeks from your surgery (lar) to have this done.

In brief: Short list

Assuming your anastomosis is fine and not stenotic the most common cause is your muscles around your anal canal (schinter muscles and puburectalis) are not relaxing appropriately during defecation (animus).
The best test for this is a voiding proctogram but would wait 6 to 8 weeks from your surgery (lar) to have this done.
Dr. Olaf Johansen
Dr. Olaf Johansen
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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Needs evaluation.

A careful rectal exam by and expert might provide the answer.

In brief: Needs evaluation.

A careful rectal exam by and expert might provide the answer.
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stricture

A stricture would be a common reason after an lar. Another could be spasm of the sphincter muscle.
Not drinking enough water could also contribute.

In brief: Stricture

A stricture would be a common reason after an lar. Another could be spasm of the sphincter muscle.
Not drinking enough water could also contribute.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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