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Re: Anyone currently doing self dilation

Postby pafen » 18 Oct 2014, 20:06

Alyssa,

The anal dilator set you got. Are the plugs made of soft material? Mine are hard plastic and I am a bit hesitant using them.
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Re: Anyone currently doing self dilation

Postby Alyssa » 18 Oct 2014, 21:47

Those look similar to the ones my pt suggested but the look too big... Are you okay with using the first one? It is uncomfortable, painful? I had biofeedback (rectally) yesterday and I was in pain last night.. The probe is very little... Sore, sore, sore had to put nifedipine in today.
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Re: Anyone currently doing self dilation

Postby pafen » 18 Oct 2014, 22:37

Alyssa,

I found this on the dilation regarding the puborectalis muscle. My colorectal surgeon has said my puborectalis in particular is my most spasmed muscle.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9102268

So far dilation and physiotherapy is giving me more pain. Well initially it gives me pain relief, then about 5-6 hours later the burning comes back.

However I am also in the process of reducing some of my pain meds, could be that in the mix as well.
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Re: Anyone currently doing self dilation

Postby Alyssa » 18 Oct 2014, 23:45

Physical therapy did nothing long lasting for me... Botox has... My pain is now only at the internal sphincter band... Biofeedback had me flaring too... But I think about it like this "no pain no gain".
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Re: Anyone currently doing self dilation

Postby pafen » 19 Oct 2014, 01:04

I am currently using the smallest sized dilator. I would rate the pain 7/10 inserting it, so I obviously need to loosen things up a bit down there. How long do people leave them in for?
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Re: Anyone currently doing self dilation

Postby Alyssa » 19 Oct 2014, 12:03

How small would you say it is? I don't know how long you are supposed to leave it in there...
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Re: Anyone currently doing self dilation

Postby Savaici » 19 Oct 2014, 18:36

There is a great self dilation thread with lots of very good advice and it is a sticky, but you can post questions there too:

self-dilation-t4261.html
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Re: Anyone currently doing self dilation

Postby Alyssa » 19 Oct 2014, 22:28

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Re: Anyone currently doing self dilation

Postby sandman » 19 Oct 2014, 22:40

Hello all, I am still doing a minor dialtion with my pinky finger. I am just afraid to retear since I had fisstronmy. Spelling!
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Re: Anyone currently doing self dilation

Postby Alyssa » 20 Oct 2014, 13:23

Sandman,

Be careful and make sure you use lubricant..
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