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Had sphinctotamy, 2 stents put in, pain. Can the sphincter muscle just be removed?

hi i have just had my 4th sphinctotamy and another 2 stents put in, while the pain is not as bad as it was b4 the 1st one, 2 yrs ago, i am in a constant state of feeling that my insides are bing twisted all the time and have been told that i will now have to have it stitched down. can the sphincter muscle just b removed. My next appointment is not for 3 weeks but am trying to gather as much information as poss b4 then
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,

The spincter has important physioloic roles in the body, and is subject to to respond to nervous and hormonal signals. It s response to these stimuli are key in maintaining to a large extent a balanced functional state.
Removal it completely, considering the fact that it is still very much performant is not very much justified. I do suggest you stick to the recommendations of your physician. Many people do go through this procedure and lead normal and productive lives. I suggest you stay positive and not so worried. Do not however fail to give timely feedback to your treating physician in case new signs or aggravation f the health is noticed.
Thanks and kind regards.

Bain LE, MD.
Answered: Sat, 7 Sep 2013
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