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Is it normal for the internal anal sphincter to be closed and external one to be relaxed ?

my internal anal sphincter is always closed, but the external one is relaxed is this normal? for example when im sitting or sleeping my external anal sphincter is not tightened? but i can tighten it at will. and the internal is always closed, i can never see inside.. is there something wrong?
Asked On : Mon, 23 May 2011
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Hi welcome to Health care magic..........
Yeah thats normal . The internal is a involuntary sphincter and the external undwer voluntary control. Do you have any problems - like incontinence???
Answered: Mon, 23 May 2011
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