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Damage during colonoscopy?

13 months ago I had a colonoscopy. Turns out it was nothing- I just needed more fiber, and so now I take fiber tablets a few times a day, and everything's better... except for one thing: I still have a hard time passing stool. It's not that I'm constipated, or have a lack or surplus of fiber. It feels like my rectal muscles aren't strong enough to move anything.

At first it was just annoying, I didn't care, but after over a year, I'm kinda freaked out that this hasn't gone away, especially after making changes to my diet and taking pills to make sure I get the amount of fiber I should each day.

Now, I can't help but wonder if my rectal muscles might have been damaged somehow during my colonoscopy. I wouldn't be surprised. Frankly, my gastroenterologist was a complete JERK. I didn't like him AT ALL, and I wasn't surprised when he couldn't find any major damage; damage that he was SURE would be there. Frankly, I'm glad I haven't seen him since. I would be in no way surprised if him, or people working for him blotched my colonoscopy.

But it is even possible to have this kind of damage during a colonoscopy? I mean, of course it's possible, as with any procedure, but it's so minor- weak muscles- I can't help but think that any kind of damage done during a colonoscopy would be much more severe.

Has anyone here had an experience like this? Do you think it's possible? What else could it be?
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