**SELF-DILATION FOLLOWING ANAL SURGERY**

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**SELF-DILATION FOLLOWING ANAL SURGERY**

Postby Savaici » 09 Sep 2015, 11:21

This is well worth a look at for all those with pain following surgery. I don't know why more CRSs don't suggest this, or do they think we are all idiots and can't do this ourselves... :evil:

http://www.nhs.uk/ipgmedia/Local/The%20 ... athome.pdf
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Re: **SELF-DILATION FOLLOWING ANAL SURGERY**

Postby sollasana » 16 Jan 2016, 05:11

I have had a lis surgery and widening done same time my CRS told me to put my finger in and push it to the sides so as it doesnt spazm and so as it doesnt join back up where it was cut I am really really doing well at the moment . Its quite uncomfortable putting your finger in your anus and trying to stretch it but he assured me that this is the only way for this and its only been six days since my op. And I have to have sitz bath after finger dilation I hope this helps someone
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Re: **SELF-DILATION FOLLOWING ANAL SURGERY**

Postby Savaici » 17 Jan 2016, 23:14

Use pedriatic dilators, as I did. Much easier.
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Postby sollasana » 18 Jan 2016, 05:00

I will be looking for them do you remember where you bought them and thanks a lot for sharing.
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Re: **SELF-DILATION FOLLOWING ANAL SURGERY**

Postby Savaici » 18 Jan 2016, 16:13

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Just go down the post til you find mine.
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Re: **SELF-DILATION FOLLOWING ANAL SURGERY**

Postby Miked » 05 Mar 2019, 00:13

I’ve done self dilation without surgery. It was born out of a ‘Jesus Christ I gotta do something moment’. First thing in the morning I rip a couple fingers off a pvc glove, put on index and middle finger, lube up with a bit of anusol. Work the index around until can fit the middle in the anus, then gradually spread and work around. Have done many types of laxiatives and calcium channel blockers before, but self dilation seems to work best for me. Out of all the laxatives, my go to when I have real problems is Restorlax. I’ve had some dark years without this and hope it might help so eone.
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Re: **SELF-DILATION FOLLOWING ANAL SURGERY**

Postby dmcff » 06 Mar 2019, 05:44

Hi Miked, Restoralax is macrogol = polyethylene glycol, i.e. the same as Miralax, Movicol, Laxido, etc.

Self-dilation is one possible method of treatment for AF. It needs to be done with care, and preferably under medical supervision. I'm glad it has worked for you.
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