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?
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.