I prob could have labeled this: Upper/Lower Motor Neuron Control -or flaccid/reflex bowel (or vice-versa).
I heard the body isnt designed to hold waste that low and the bacteria and such could cause anal cancer. After running across this motor neuron control stuff I'm guessing the reason my stool rests so low 'could be' due to a sort of sphincter failure especially with a T12 tumor. Is this problem consistent with motor control deficits?
Spinal cord tumors can sometimes cause issues with bowel control, due to damage of the nerves controlling the anorectal sphinters. This results in lack of control and ability to relax the sphinter, allowing proper bowel movements.
Such disorders may present with symptoms like rectal impaction, loss of an urge to defecate, inability to trigger a defecation sequence, obstructive defecation, or incontinence.
Some measures that may help evaluate the severity of your condition include - anorectal manometry, defecography, and dynamic MRI of the pelvic floor
The management of neurologic anorectal dysfunction can be done with Dietary changes, bowel training via biofeedback, pharmacotherapy, and rehabilitative treatment. Biofeedback training which involves training to help in relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles. âIn case they do not help, procedures like botulinum toxin injection, progressive anal dilatation and Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) can be helpful.
You might consult with a gastroenterologist or a anorectal surgeon, who can advise you and provide proper therapy.
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