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How should I ease bowel movement pain after undergoing a sphincterotomy surgery ?

Hi, I have just undergone lateral sphincterectomy four days back and never had any post-operative pain but even now after the operation I have been suffering from terrible pain during bowel movement . I have to exert a lot of force to push out stool. I eat normal home-made non spicy veg food but still suffer with this knife like pain. Please advice.
Asked On : Thu, 18 Aug 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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There could be unhealed wound due to the surgery. You need to take plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Avoid constipating food like non-veg. You may take Cremaffin syrup under medical supervision to soften stool. It should heel in a couple of weeks when soft stool passes. You can do Sitz bath for relief as well.
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Pediatrician Dr. Aseem's  Response
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Read your prob, pain during passing stool is common complication of this type of operation, do not worry it may be subside after 7 to 15 days. you should rule out other cause of pain like neuropathy. you should apply local anesthetic gel there it helps in subsiding pain. along with it you should avoid fatty n spicy food , take fiber riched diet.
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