Has anyone on here dealt with anal stenosis? I suspect my daughter has a mild form of anal stenosis. We have always battle butt issues with her, and I now have an appointment with the dr to have things checked out. From my research, her butt problems fit anal stenosis perfectly. What was your experience with anal stynosis, and what did it require to correct?
What is Anal Stenosis? Ive heard of Spinal Stenosis but never Anal Stenosis! Just curious!
They thought Liv had peloric stenosis, but they checked and no.
I'd just take her to the doctor, i dk how they would diagnose it, but I'm sure some kind of minor surgery..that's how they fix peloric stenosis.
from what I've found on da internetz, it says rarely it'll require surgery. With alot of cases a series of anal dilators are used to stretch the opening over a course of a few weeks.
You all crack me up!
Anal Stenosis: a restriction or section of the intestines, usually close to the butt hole, doesn't stretch to the proper size (it is small and not very stretchy).
often requiring enimas and laxitives to be able to go
when poop is fairly liquid, it shoots out like water from a firehose (I've been hit a couple of times, and the wall in the nursery several times)
I'm picking up miralax today to hopefully keep any constipation away, and on wednesday she has an appointment to get it checked out.
Quoting Barfy McVomitron:
Eliza has the explosive diaherea every time her poop gets runny enough, and when it isn't she gets constipated. There is a very narrow medium that she is fine in where her poops are softer but not completely liquid, but that level is softer than what it should be normal. Basically if her poop is normal consistency she gets constipated.
How old is she?? My first son had semi constipation when he was a baby and it got worse when he went to whole milk. we had to put him on lactose free milk, no dairy products at all. That was the drs recommendation b/c there was no bleeding. Here he is about to turn 4 and still is lactose free. Every once and while he will have like mac and cheese but we just make sure to give him plenty of water or apple juice to keep his stools soft. It may not be as serious as you think, just make sure to talk to your dr about that. Yea its a little more work to get him things that he wants like only one store has a whole line of Dairy/Lactose Free products like milk, ice cream, etc. But he does great with them now!
She had extremely runny explosive poop so we took her off dairy to see it it helped, and then a couple days later she was constipsted. We still have her on soy milk because it seems to be helping. The last couple days they have been softer and easier for her so she isn't constipated, and she isn't exploding that I know of, but then I try not to change her until I am certain she is done pooping. I'm getting her checked out to make sure there is nothing that we don't know of that is causing problems as well. She is 13 1/2 months and we have delath with the back and forth constipation then runny problems pretty much since she was borne.
I don't know what all you feed her or if you have also looked into Celiac Disease. Its when someone is allergic to gluten (found in wheat and alot of foods). My son has a mild allergy to gluten also. Here are some symptoms to a gluten allergy, which you said she has constipation and diarrhea
What symptoms may be caused by a gluten allergy?
Iron deficient anemia
Irritable bowel syndrome
Poor immune function (frequent illness)