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Does poking finger up anus weaken anus? If it does what are the remedies for a weak anus.

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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: It can

Any forced stretching or other trauma, especially if repeated, can weaken anal sphincter tone.
Many people engage in anal play, but any activities that are painful or are associated with weakened tone, especially resulting in unexpected/uncontrolled stool leakage, should be stopped. Over time without trauma, tone may return. If it does not, interventions including surgery may be required.

In brief: It can

Any forced stretching or other trauma, especially if repeated, can weaken anal sphincter tone.
Many people engage in anal play, but any activities that are painful or are associated with weakened tone, especially resulting in unexpected/uncontrolled stool leakage, should be stopped. Over time without trauma, tone may return. If it does not, interventions including surgery may be required.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
SHarp nails can also cause tears and inflammation of the anal canal. It should be avoided. It is an exit not an entrance.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: It can

Causing trauma to the anus can cause weakening, especially if there is a tear. Slight trauma can heal on its own without special intervention.
A severe tear may need surgical intervention. Clenching exercises can help with strengthening.

In brief: It can

Causing trauma to the anus can cause weakening, especially if there is a tear. Slight trauma can heal on its own without special intervention.
A severe tear may need surgical intervention. Clenching exercises can help with strengthening.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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